Patch Year List 2013
Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Titan the Suffolk Turtle Dove
It will be interesting to read reports of this years Turtle Dove breeding across the UK given the late arrival of many birds due to the sand storms that effected their migration. Sand storms are the last thing they need given the tough journey they encounter.
I came across this blog posted from the RSPB about a male Turtle Dove called "Titan" in Suffolk which records the birds journey and summer. Sadly it seems Titan never found a mate and is getting ready for the journey back to wintering grounds of Africa.
It was interesting to note the bird is feeding 6 km north west of his territory at the moment. This pattern of behaviour might explain why our sightings dipped suddenly. It could well be the case the birds have found an additional & more plentiful area to feed.