Across the Turtle Dove’s core range in southern and eastern England, the RSPB has a team of advisors who are working with a range of dedicated people who share our passion for saving the Turtle Dove. Rick Bayne, Operation Turtle Dove Project Manager from the RSPB, introduces the team. Operation Turtle Dove helps the UK’s […]Continue reading
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Turtle Doves – where are they now?
Guest blog by Dr John Mallord, Senior Conservation Scientist, RSPB Centre for Conservation Science Seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, four calling birds, three French hens, and a partridge in a pear tree, it seems someone thought birds were the ideal Christmas gift to one’s true love. Not forgetting, of course, two Turtle Doves, symbol of true […]Continue reading
Give a home for turtle doves this Christmas
Our ‘two turtle doves’ of Christmas may well be sunning themselves in sub Saharan Africa right now, but that shouldn’t stop you from giving them a thought and thinking about what you might be able to do over the next coming months that will provide them with a welcome return in spring. Operation Turtle Dove (OTD) […]Continue reading
Volunteers establish turtle dove foraging plot at MOD Wethersfield
A blog post from RSPB Turtle Conservation Advisor, Sam Lee The Challenge: To turn this area of land into a seed rich feeding area for turtle doves Before … RSPB and Essex Bird Watching Society (EBWS) volunteers joined forces to establish a turtle dove foraging plot in a disused area of the MOD Wethersfield site. […]Continue reading