Turtle Doves

We are delighted that, each year, turtle doves spend the summer and nest in the old dense hedges at Wakelyns. You can here their distinctive purring call here most days from May to August. Turtle doves are now rare and declining, largely due to the habitat and food losses that have come from conventional farming practices. We are working with the RSPB on supplementary feeding and more habitat creation to give the turtle doves an even better chance at Wakelyns.

For more about other wildlife at Wakelyns see here.

For wildlife and bird surveys at Wakelyns see here.