Turtle Dove at EMP 150720

Topical for our 6pm group!
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We've been talking in one of our 6pm groups about the decline in turtle dove population visiting east and southern England in recent summers (down 94% since 1995). This morning in an early visit to check on some sheep, I came upon this lovely scene. The turtle dove is sitting on top of the telegraph pole, singing to his nearby female, and also eyeing up the black medick, bird's-foot trefoil and clover plants that provide the small spherical seeds that they feed on. The location is just north-west of Peterborough, at the top end of Cambridgeshire. 

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Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
about 2 years ago

Oh wow! That you so much for sharing Martin, very special. 

Go to the profile of Rose Longstaff
about 2 years ago

I'm not in your group but I love this! Such a distinctive sound