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Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Turtle Dove in Llantrisant

A Turtle Dove was seen & photographed in a Llantrisant Garden by Sandra Stroud. The bird was ringed with a yellow band on left leg & a blue band on the right. The bird was present 3rd, 4th & 5th July.

(c) Sandra Stroud

1 comment:

Barry Stewart said...

Dr Jenny Dunn (Conservation Scientist), RSPB, The Lodge, wrote:
Hi Barry,
I can't see a metal ring on this bird, which would suggest that it's an escape. All wild-caught ringed birds have a metal ring on one leg, and (for birds ringed by my UK project) a single colour ring on the right leg (metal ring on the left). I'm not aware of any other colour ringing projects with this species currently. Sorry I can't be of more help - more detailed photos might be of help if the bird is still around - the blue ring looks as though it may have white lettering on it?
Best wishes,