This is my first entry with this species as it is by far my favorite bird. As you may guess it is the most common bird among the 37 different species I have noticed to visit my garden over the last two years I fotograph birds. I had the incredible chanceon 10th of January this year to receive the visit of a young Oriental Turtle Dove being the first record in Turkey and even not registrated among the birds of Turkey and not noticed in Europe fot the year. The day after 11 th of January Emin Yogurtcuoglu a only 24 years old man but wirh already an international reputation was in may garden. The first thing he told to me was that I am very lucky not only for the bird but also for my garden not being in UK otherwise as otherwise it would have been ruined by the density of visitors :).
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