Saturday, 15 October 2016

Turtle Dove on Patch!

A text from Steve shortly after 5pm had me rushing down to Bridge Marsh; he'd re-found the Turtle Dove which other Tim found a while ago. This is the 1st one I've seen in the UK so I'm glad it was on patch. With the massive decline of this species in the UK it begs the question of whether or not we'll get another one here.

Ian Mc had a Yellow-browed Warbler at Seaton Hole in the week and as soon as I got the message I went for a look. After searching for an hour or so I gave up but then thought I heard it call as I was driving back out. YBW are normally really obvious on call but it's not as easy from inside the car with other noises going on! Determined to see it I turned around and went back. Needless to say the following hour of additional searching yielded no sign of it at all. A shame but hopefully there'll be more to come. I don't 'list' so therefore don't 'need' any bird, but I just really like to see & appreciate them!


  1. Yes, definately "phwoar"! Will I ever see one alive in my lifetime I wonder! Lovely clear shots Tim

    1. Thanks Steph! Difficult to see in Devon now but they still occur further East - you'll get one.

  2. Excellent captures Tim, well done.