Back when I was a youngun running around the reverting farmland in our area, encountering Bobwhites was very common. A covey of bobwhites flushing at my feet while I pushed through briers trying to jump a rabbit would startle me to where seldom could I get off a well aimed shot. Fifteen to twenty minutes later the bobwhites would begin calling as they regrouped.
That was then. It has been many years since I seen my last bobwhite in our area. It has also been many years since the Pennsylvania Game Commission closed bobwhite hunting here as well but the population has never recovered. So you can imagine my surprise when while watching field hoping for a nice buck to appear when I noticed something moving in the grass nearby and identified it as a bobwhite.
I have no way of knowing where it came from but I would expect that escaped from a captive flock or was released. However it came to be there doesn't matter. Its appearance gave me a lifer photo.