Late autumn heralds the arrival of rare migrants – birds from the Americas borne in by the westerlies and birds from Siberia deflected on to long-haul flights

For Britain’s twitchers, those hard-core birders whose sole aim is to track down and see rare birds that have wandered to our shores, October is the highlight of the annual calendar. Towards the end of the autumn migration season, when most common birds have already departed and only the last few stragglers from farther north are passing through, a new group of birds begins to appear.

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