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It’s amazing how two autumns can be so different!  After the Siberian high pressure weather system and birds of 2016 it was all about Atlantic storms from the west in October 2017.  Despite the shift, there were many wildlife and migration highlights. Rarest sightings include a massive Leatherback Turtle from the south and a Cliff Swallow from North America.  Whilst the surprise invasion of the month prize must go to Hawfinch with one site scoring a massive 68 birds!  Read the full article by Richard Baines from Yorkshire Coast Nature to find out more.

Images clockwise from top left: Vestal by Allan Rodda, Hawfinch by Jo Hood and Redwing by Tim Jones.