Turtle Dove

Turtle Dove

Observation - Turtle Dove. Description: This exhausted bird joined us on our sailing boat 2 miles off the south Devon coast as we were sailing from Dartmouth to Plymouth this summer. He stayed with us for a hour or so, clearly regaining some strength, until we reached the Plymouth breakwater, a

This exhausted bird joined us on our sailing boat 2 miles off the south Devon coast as we were sailing from Dartmouth to Plymouth this summer. He stayed with us for a hour or so, clearly regaining some strength, until we reached the Plymouth breakwater, and then flew off in the direction of the shore. My best guess is a turtle dove, but to be honest he didn't look like the turtle dove I have in my bird guide. And confirmation would be great! Thank you.