Turtle Dove

Streptopelia turturTurturPassage migrant, has bred. Not recorded from December to March

Turtle Dove – 2018

Streptopelia turtur – Turtur – Passage migrant, has bred. In Britain (and elsewhere across its range) the Turtle Dove has undergone a severe decline since the late 1970s. As a nesting species, it was last noted as probably breeding in Pembrokeshire in the BTO 1968-72 Atlas. In Wales as a whole, there were occasional breeding […]

Turtle Dove – 1994

Streptopelia turtur – Turtur – Passage migrant, has bred. Not recorded from December to March Mathew (1894) recorded Turtle Doves breeding at Orielton, and Congreve suggested that eggs had been taken from Pembrokeshire, according to Lockley et al. (1949). It is now a regular passage migrant in small numbers, arriving from 15 April but mostly in […]

Turtle Dove – 1949

Species account from the Birds of Pembrokeshire, 1949, by Lockley, Ingram and Salmon.

Turtle Dove – 1894

Turtur communis – A summer visitor; scarce. A few pairs nest in the south of the county. In driving about the northern districts we have occasionally noted a single Turtle Dove in May and June. We saw one at Solva, towards the end of May, 1887, and another near St. David’s, and one was shot at Stone Hall as late […]