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Meet Robert – Tenleytown’s resident bobwhite quail

“Dear PoPville,

Our Tenleytown neighborhood has a resident bobwhite quail. He has been heard calling his loud and distinctive bob-WHITE and has been sighted around the area of 38th and 39th streets between Chesapeake and Alton Place for several weeks. Now he’s settled down in my immediate neighborhood and we’ve named him Robert. He’s extremely tame. He follows me around and today was actually trying to “herd” me, running circles around my feet when I walked. So is this normal behavior for a bobwhite quail? Might he be a domesticated bird who has strayed away from his home?”

If you spot a hawk or any interesting wildlife around town, lunching or otherwise, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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