|Turtle Dove in the Napi Valley, Lesvos April 2010.|
I've seen a few on Lesvos over the last three Springs, including about fifty in one field near Sigri. So that's OK then - all's well?
I listened to "Bird wars on Malta", part of BBC Radio 4's Nature series this morning.
Springtime hunting is illegal in Europe but Malta have managed to opt out. Hunting is "part of their culture" - the hunting quota includes eleven thousand Turtle Doves and five thousand Quail. Have a listen here. See BirdLife Malta