Fi­nal fling

It is your last chance to add a few birds to your year list. Here are some ideas for the De­cem­ber boost

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The win­ter months of­fer the last chance for you to add even more birds to your year list

De­cem­ber means one thing: a sin­gle month left to fin­ish off your #My200birdyear list. OK, two things, if you can squeeze Christ­mas in, as well. Of course, the two are not mu­tu­ally ex­clu­sive, as a Christ­mas Day walk can be a great time to sneak in some qual­ity bird­watch­ing time with the whole fam­ily. But, the rest of De­cem­ber is also a great time to go bird­ing in the UK. Yes, the day­light hours are short, but our var­ied land­scapes and seascape are packed with win­ter­ing birds, tak­ing ad­van­tage of our rel­a­tively balmy is­land cli­mate, com­pared to that of our con­ti­nen­tal cousins. Here are some sug­ges­tions as to the sorts of birds you may wish to tar­get for the fi­nal charge on the grand year list to­tal. Also, there are a few ideas as to the kind of sites you may want to visit dur­ing the pre­cious day­light hours of the fi­nal month of the year.

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