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30th October - 5th November

 With continued easterlies, we've had some more great birds during the last week, including a yet more additions to the year list. That being said, especially towards the end of the week, the number of migrants around has noticeably tailed off giving a rather 'end of season' feel to the island, despite the conditions being good for arrivals still.  30th saw the Oriental Turtle Dove still present around Lurand, being slightly less skittish than previous days although still not hanging about for long! A total of five Northern Bullfinches were present with three at Holland and two around the Obs. Two Waxwings flew in-off at Gairsina Geo and a 1cy Glaucous Gull was at the Beacon (first of the autumn). Oriental Turtle Dove (ssp. meena ) - TG Northern Bullfinch - TG The final day of October began with an adult Black-throated Diver in Nouster, which was later joined by a Slavonian Grebe (first of the year). The two Yellowhammers were still near Ancum, where late on in the day a R

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