Turtle Dove spotted at Kelsey Gardens
|May 21, 2012||Filled under Burstwick, Events|
KELSEY GARDENS is a beautiful lakeland area just outside of Burstwick and is a venue for watersports and fishing! But it will now be something of a Twitcher’s venue following the sighting of a Turtle Dove in the vicinity.
The turtle dove population fell by more than 90% between 1997 and 2010. And according to the RSPB the species is deemed the most likely bird to be extinct in the UK by 2020. So Chris Cox from Kelsey Gardens must have been delighted to report on the Kelsey Garden’s Blog that a Birdwatching Taster course held on the 12th May resulted in a sighting of the rare bird!
The Birdwatching Course had been led by Michael Flowers who reports his sighting on his excellent Birding with Flowers website.
Another two courses take place on Sunday 27th May 2012.
Booking is essential, a small charge applies, and demand for places will probably be high. Ring Ian on 07973 909 026 for information.