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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 16:50   #1
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Last Bird Of 2019

As the Sky is darkening what was your last bird of the year was? Mine was a female Blackbird.
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 16:52   #2
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Hopefully a calling Tawny Owl very soon .........6pm'ish
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 17:38   #3
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It's 7.35 PM here now and first (legal) fireworks was shot 6.00 PM (but not by me). About 6.30 PM I saw one panicky Great Tit. It will probably be the last bird I see this year.
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 17:47   #4
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Flock of Brambling and Yellowhammer going to roost at dusk.
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 17:51   #5
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A Robin and a Blue Tit at my window feeder.

I don't see a Robin every day so that was rather nice.
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 18:44   #6
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Song thrush in a hazel tree in my garden at dusk.

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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 19:20   #7
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Silvery hisses of Redwings overhead at 1900 hrs. Alarm set for 2350 to get out for that first bird of the New Year after midnight (in case I've fallen asleep during the big fat quiz of the year), other alarm set for 0545 and go go go....

Have a great evening and a bird-filled New Years Day everybody!

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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 19:31   #8
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 20:09   #9
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Herring Gull for me.

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Last bird seen was a flock of Canada geese, but the actual last bird was a carrion crow, caw-ing from a tree in near-dark.
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 20:44   #11
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Redwing, unless I see/hear a Tawny Owl to & from the pub tonight (quite a good chance).
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 21:04   #12
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As I got out of the car at dusk on getting home, a pair of peregrines flew over with the male carrying prey. A good sign! (We have lost the breeding site in the centre of Bristol where I work to redevelopment so it will be good if the ones closest to home have a good year.)

But I failed to get in the house without seeing some starlings so that was my last species. (Out before dawn for owls.....)

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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 21:29   #13
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The Robin that has taken to singing in our road all night.
Not unusual I know, but first time it's happened here.
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 22:20   #14
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It’s now dark on this side of the pond. Last bird of the year was Northern Cardinal. Earlier I had as many as 19 at the feeder.

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American Crow might have been my last bird, but I wasn't paying attention.
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Old Tuesday 31st December 2019, 23:00   #16
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Long-tailed Tit - two popped up on the twisted willow outside my living room window.

I'm popping out just before midnight though so may get a Tawny Owl calling as I'm aiming to get them as the first bird of 2020!
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 05:11   #17
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From memory it was 9 Ring-necked Parakeets + 2 Blue Tits sitting in the birch in the back garden about 3.15. Didn't look out again after that.

I'm sure a Robin singing before dawn in the garden will be my first of 2020!
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 09:54   #18
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My last bird was a Herring Gull.
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A group of around 5 brown pelicans
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Great Tits on the feeders.
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From memory it was 9 Ring-necked Parakeets + 2 Blue Tits sitting in the birch in the back garden about 3.15. Didn't look out again after that.

I'm sure a Robin singing before dawn in the garden will be my first of 2020!
In the end in a minute Robin trailed at 4th for first bird of the year. As I opened the front door heard a Magpie which I saw about a second later, simultaneously spotting a Wood Pigeon sitting on a chimney. Then 3 Herring Gulls passed over. It was then the Robin announced its presence by a burst of song!
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Whooper Swan, migrating bird at sunset.
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Old Thursday 2nd January 2020, 11:22   #24
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Hooded mergansers on Turtle Pond, Central Park, New York.

Happy New Year,
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