Estate names incorporating the name of a bird species are not uncommon.Compare, for example, "Turtle Grove," the name of a 19th century estate in what is now north Dartmouth--evidently named for the turtledove.
The bobwhite has an unusual self-preservational sleeping posture, one which would seem to provide a very effective defence against nocturnal predators. The members of a covey form a compact circle on the ground with their tails to the center. When danger threatens, the intruder is readily perceived and the circle breaks up, the members flying out in all directions. (See The New Columbia Encyclopedia, s.v. "Bobwhite."