The turtle dove is currently one of the UK’s most threatened birds. Populations have seriously declined by a staggering 91% between 1970-2009 and are still plummeting. The causes of the decline can be attributed to a combination of habitat loss and food availability. Historically, turtle doves fed mainly on seeds of wild plants, and preferred nesting in tall, thick hedgerows and scrub. Since the intensification of agriculture, especially habitat modification and increased use of herbicides these resources are no longer available to turtle dove.
SPREAD THE TURTLE DOVE LOVE THIS CHRISTMAS
''On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me ........ !''
... Unfortunately how things are looking at the moment, your true love will not be able to send any turtle doves by 2020.
So please do show your support and spread the love of the turtle dove and a difference can be made
Thank you ever so much