Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Turtle Doves

record shot of Turtle Dove

We certainly have Turtle Doves back in the area.

I read tonight on Scarborough Birders site (see my web link) that one is in town feeding with Collared Doves.

However, we had a short walk tonight in Dalby Forest in the same area that we saw these birds last year and immediately saw three. There are plenty more around 'prrring' but elusive. The picture is purely a record shot.

Also Willow Warbler, Chaffinch, Blackbird, Bullfinch and Wood Pigeon in the area tonight.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mike,
Turtle Doves, not seen any this year yet around this area. Don't know why as we use to see them quite regularly at this time of year now.

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Hope you get some of your Turtle Doves soon.
I would like closer views one day, this is only the second time I have seen this bird. We had looked elsewhere in the country to no effect. I did not know they were on the doorstep until last year!