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Old Monday 25th February 2019, 20:05   #1
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Mystery bird near Knowsley

A few weeks ago whilst cycling from Croxteth Park towards Knowsley I saw a bird I didn't recognise and for the life of me cannot track down in any of the books I have to hand. It was about the size and build of a small partridge, but was white and speckled with a lot of little black flecks. It looked at home on the ground and scurried along by the fence before darting into a hedge. Myself and the dog walker who was coming the other way agreed we had never seen anything like it before. If anyone could help with identifying it I would be very grateful!
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Old Monday 25th February 2019, 21:12   #2
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I think it is a Bobwhite Quail, I have seen one at Marshside Southport last year.
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Old Tuesday 26th February 2019, 18:27   #3
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Yes!! Just looked that up and it was exactly like the 'snowflake' one. Thank you so much! Been sending me and half the family mad trying to figure it out haha
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I think it is a Bobwhite Quail, I have seen one at Marshside Southport last year.
Was just about to reply with the same thing. Got a photo of the snowflake bobwhite at Marshside last year - ran right out in front of me.
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