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6 Dec
10:57am, 6 Dec 2022
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flanker
Do like jackdaws*, they're really smart birds.

* apart from when they are demolishing our feeders (and especially when it's at 4am on a summer's morning below the open bedroom window)
6 Dec
11:26am, 6 Dec 2022
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Derby Tup
Just before light this morning and before I was fully awake I thought I heard a mistle thrush but I suspect it was a tawny owl. Four or five weeks and it would have been a mistle thrush. I am excite!
6 Dec
12:50pm, 6 Dec 2022
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Hanneke
Right then: nightingale!
Possible? Impossible?
I am certain it wasn't a robin. I know my robins well. It is dark here at night, so not a distracted by street lighting blackbird. Besides: different song! This definitely contained the chugging and was infinitely more melodious and tonal.
We do get nightingales here but not usually in December!!!
6 Dec
1:02pm, 6 Dec 2022
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AJLB
It seems extremely unlikely to me. I've heard over-wintering Blackcap singing at this time of year, but usually on a sunny, mild day, not night time.
J2R
6 Dec
1:05pm, 6 Dec 2022
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J2R
Strange, Hanneke! I'm pretty sure you can rule out nightingale, though, as they're only summer visitors here.
6 Dec
1:07pm, 6 Dec 2022
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Hanneke
That is what flummoxed me AJLB. It was dark/dusk so no chance of seeing anything in the gloom. Mind, I don't recall ever having seen a nightingale! Only heard it.
6 Dec
1:08pm, 6 Dec 2022
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Hanneke
J2R indeed! But it sounded so much like one... Maybe it was Robin. I have two in my garden: front robin and back robin...

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