Twenty-five years ago, in June 1970, 'The "bird of the month" for many observers must have been Quail Coturnix coturnix, about 35 being found in the Bristol area alone and the total number reported exceeding 100. The main concentrations appear to have been in the Southwest and right across the Midlands, but others were present in East Anglia and the Southeast,' (Brit. Birds 63: 311) Twenty-nine years


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