Coturnix coturnix – Sofliar – Summer visitor, erratic breeder. Not recorded from January to March, or in November
Comparison with previous atlas:
|No of tetrads occupied||8 (of 478)||12 (of 490)|
|Percentage of tetrads||1.7%||2.5%|
Small numbers of quail are detected in Pembrokeshire most summers. Usually they are located by call, only rarely are nests found and most probably do not attempt to breed. The number registered during the two five year surveys are typical of the normal level and pattern of occurrence in the county. Greater numbers are encountered during infrequent “invasion years”. The last time this was experienced was in 1989 when at least 80 were recorded and both eggs and young were found.
Graham Rees. Pembrokeshire County Bird Recorder 1981-2007