Meet Myrtle the turtle dove

One of Titan’s successors, Bird 161004, has a new name! He will from now on be known as Myrtle. Myrtle was the most popular name in the naming competition run by RSPB Science. Thank you to Claire Wilson, Anne Tomma, Howard Bayley, Jez Elkin, Hannah Gumbrell, Katy Spedding, Halina Morton, Susanna Allen, Ella Wooley, Julie […]

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Update on Titan

RSPB volunteer Heather allowed the RSPB Science team to catch and tag a turtle dove in her garden in 2014. Heather named the bird Titan, from Greek mythology – a god of strength, based on her observations of the dominant nature of the bird as he fed and chased females in her garden. Titan has […]

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‘A Postcard from Titan’ Winners

Well done to Amie (10), Alice (6) and Owen (6) who are the winners of our Postcard from Titan competition! Titan is a very special satellite tagged Turtle Dove. He has successfully completed three migrations, from his breeding grounds in Suffolk, UK to his wintering quarters in Mali and back again. The information that the RSPB Science […]

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