“When the windows are open, from spring to fall, bird song wakes. Avian love songs and territorial calls, a chorus of diverse voices, make for one of the joys of rising in Augusta County.But we sorely miss a distinctive soloist’s performance. Bobwhite quail long ago left our neighborhoods as well as most of Virginia’s rural “soundscape.”
“…On our acreage in Augusta County, Debbie Wright has lent her expertise to bring a few birds back. Most of what I know of quail this private lands wildlife biologist with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries taught me.”
Read more of Bruce Dorries’ column about the plight of the bobwhite in Virginia at the Staunton News-Leader website.