If you're lucky enough to see a turtle dove.....

This story happened on: 13/05/2019

...this blog tells you about their annual life cycle and the challenges they face.


Turtle doves only spend a few weeks of the summer in the UK, you may see them in parts of Kent, Essex and Sussex. Some breed as far north as Yorkshire.




Google map showing location of Kent, UK

Oneputt commented on 14/05/2019 18:26

Commented on 14/05/2019 18:26

There are a couple at RSPB Titichwell in Norfolk at the moment.

Picture is one I took at Titchwell last year



Oneputt commented on 14/05/2019 23:16

Commented on 14/05/2019 23:16

One of the problems is the mass shootings by the Southern Europeans.  Malta licenses people to shoot quail but in the first week of shooting over 23+ turtle doves were shot even though they are a protected species.  We know that millions of migrating birds are slaughtered in France, Spain, Italy etc. etc..