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With huge numbers recorded in Kazakhstan this June, Pallas's Sandgrouse was always on the cards further west this autumn. The last invasion of this species in Britain was as far back as 1908, with sporadic influxes before that peaking in 1863 and 1888. Interestingly though, in these previous incursions, arrivals took place from mid May and continued throughout the spring period until early July. There does not seem to be much evidence of movements later in the year, so unless there has been a bumper breeding season following their displacement, this could turn out to be the only one to make landfall west of the Russian border. With that in mind, now might be the best time to make a visit to this highly twitchable individual.......