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Birds of a feather take their chances with the weather

Sep 22, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

THE wild winds are blowing and upon them millions of feathered creatures are deciding to rise up and take their chances for a new life in warmer climes. Like a conductor directing some mammoth orchestra, the onset of storm season coincides with the peak of the great autumn migration.

Our summer visitors such as swallows, swifts and turtle doves will have already begun streaming south. By this time of year the dwindling number of turtle doves that managed to make it to these shores back in ...