Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur

Mid-Bucks - 3rd May 2009


 

Photos copyright Tim Watts

The top photo shows the bird feeding on grain.  In the lower photo the bird is carrying out it's distinctive "turring" song.  This species is increasingly scarce in the county.


Calvert - 29th July 2007


Photo copyright Tim Watts

This Turtle Dove is apparently "Turring", hence it's throat is puffed out. 


Wendover - 19th May 2007


Photo copyright Paul Keene

This Turtle Dove frequented the garden of Richard Birch for several days in May.  Richard kindly invited birders to have a look at what is an increasingly scarce bird in the county.  Paul Keene managed to get this excellent photo of this attractive summer visitor


 

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