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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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Champions of the Flyway

Each year a million Turtle Doves are illegally hunted on migration.  RSPB’s Senior Farmland Conservation Officer Niki Williamson explains the extent of the problem and how you can help. A perilous journey and an Inglorious race Close encounters with bushfires,

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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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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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