Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Mega Dove - 6.5.16

Rufous Turtle Dove

5 years ago I successfully twitched my first Oriental Turtle Dove in Oxfordshire. That one was of the race orientalis. Fast forward to today and I joined Brendon Glynn and Paul Frost on a 4am run to Otford in Kent. We arrived in good time and after a short while we finally had good views of my first ever RUFOUS TURTLE DOVE perched in a tree behind some houses. This one was of the form meena and hopefully a future armchair tick if the powers at be split it! Amazingly the traffic was kind and I arrived back home just as Carey was walking downstairs from waking up!

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