Turtle Doves in Essex garden

“This morning I had a Turtle Dove in my garden feeding for around 10 minutes. This is the 3rd year one has appeared. Last year one appeared during May on a few occasions, but in 2010 there was a pair regularly in the garden between 3 May and 5 July. One day one flew into the patio window and sat on the grass stunned for an hour while the other walked round him/her in circles!” D Johnston from Essex via the Turtle Dove Hotline