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Turtle Doves on The One Show

Last night’s episode of The One Show (22.11.2016) on BBC One featured some wonderful footage of Turtle doves both here in the UK and in their African wintering grounds, as John Mallord from the RSPB’s Science team talked to Richard

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This turtle dove needs a name!

Bird 161004 is waiting to follow in the slip stream of Titan, the first turtle dove to be tracked from his breeding grounds in the UK to his wintering grounds in Africa and back, and needs a name! 161004 is

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Urgent action needed to save iconic bird on the brink

Operation Turtle Dove renews appeal for help to save species in light of evidence of turtle doves’ continuing decline In light of the latest report (2015) on the findings of the annual UK Breeding Bird Survey (BBS), Operation Turtle Dove,

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A Postcard from Titan

Operation Turtle Dove, a partnership project we are involved in, is running a lovely little competition for children over the festive period called a Postcard from Titan… Who is Titan? Titan the Turtle Dove is a very special bird. He

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Titan – Migration mystery of UK’s fastest declining migrant bird solved!

Conservation Grade is involved with a partnership project called Operation Turtle Dove, aimed at reversing the dramatic declines in the breeding Turtle Dove population in the UK. Last weekend a satellite tagged Turtle Dove named Titan returned to his Suffolk

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Steve’s Leaves helping to save the Turtle Dove through Fair to Nature farming

Our Species of the Month for May was the Turtle Dove. These dainty little doves are currently on their way back to Europe from their wintering quarters in sub-Saharan Africa. Here we have a guest blog from Jason Cassar de

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Conservation Grade’s Technical Manager to talk at Suffolk FWAG Conference

Our Technical Manager, Brin Hughes, will be talking about Operation Turtle Dove in relation to the new Countryside Stewardship scheme at a half-day event organised by not-for-profit farm conservation advisers Suffolk FWAG. The Suffolk FWAG Conferences is taking place at

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Simon’s Blog: Applause and some celebration

Surely we should be applauding? A mammoth journey underway, not helped by two roaring Rolls Royce engines, but by the power of muscle and evolutionary adaptation. When you hear or see your first Redwings as I have this week, you,

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Guest Blog: Lucy McRobert – Give doves a chance

A version of this blog first appeared on www.talkonthewildside.co.uk and Lucy has kindly given permission for it’s use here. Five gold rings; four calling birds; three French hens; two… Two what? Isn’t that scary – by the time I have

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Dove Step – 300 miles for Turtle Doves

Operation Turtle Dove supporters Jonny Rankin and Robert Yaxley, along with their good friend Andrew Goodrick, have just completed a 300 mile walk from Lakenheath Fen in Suffolk to Saltholme RSPB Reserve in Teeside to raise awareness of the plight

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