turtle doves

turtle doves

adoring couple, building their nest. [O.T.: Song of Songs 2:12]

turtle doves

“voice of the turtle is heard.” [O.T.: Song of Songs 2:12]
See: Spring
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What will he say when, instead of a pair of plump turtle doves, billing and cooing in a bower of roses, he finds a single lean cormorant, standing mateless and shelterless on poverty's bleak cliff?
Upon this bough, that stood out in bold relief against the sombre firs, were seated an amorous pair of turtle doves, whose soft sad-coloured plumage afforded a contrast of another nature; and beneath it a young girl was kneeling on the daisy-spangled turf, with head thrown back and masses of fair hair falling on her shoulders, her hands clasped, lips parted, and eyes intently gazing upward in pleased yet earnest contemplation of those feathered lovers - too deeply absorbed in each other to notice her.
You know what will happen if you do," and Polly looked so threatening that Fan trembled before her, discovering that the gentlest girls when roused are more impressive than any shrew; for even turtle doves peck gallantly to defend their nests.
I long ago lost a hound, a bay horse, and a turtle dove, and am still on their trail.
Corn buntings, grey partridge, turtle doves and tree sparrows have all suffered declines of more than 90% since 1970, though others such as stock doves and goldfinches saw populations double.
For turtle doves in particular, dramatic falls continue, with numbers down 71% between 2010 and 2015.
Many British birds are doing less well, with turtle doves down 94%, willow tits by 80% and marsh tits by 41%.
In fact, historically, migration has been recorded as long as 3,000 years ago by ancient Greek authors including Homer and Aristotle, and in the Book of Job, for species such as storks, turtle doves and swallows.
Two Turtle Doves is a romantic 4-tier cake with peonies and is inspired by the turtle dove, which symbolizes love and faithfulness because they mate for life, working to build nests and raise their young together, just as couples do when they enter matrimony.
Herbert Forrest, writing in 1907, reported that Turtle Doves had spread rapidly westward during the previous 50 years, becoming established in Llandudno by the 1860s and Bangor by the end of the 19th century.
This allows hunters to take 5,000 turtle doves each spring.
THREATENED wildlife including turtle doves and skylarks could benefit from a scheme which has been launched to create natural habitats at solar farm sites.