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A Lesser Big Year - for Kit&Herman 2020


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229: White-faced Plover, Marina East

 

Also known as the Swinhoe's plover, the white-faced plover was recently split from the Kentish plover due to its slightly larger size and and narrower breast band. It is a rare migrant to Singapore. 

 

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230: Square-tailed Drongo Cuckoo, Dairy Farm Nature Park

 

The square-tailed drongo cuckoo is both an uncommon resident and migrant. 

I'm putting in more photos as this is the second last entry for our 2020 list and Herman had lovely shots of the pretty cuckoo, one in the rain too!

 

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231: Malaysian Hawk Cuckoo, Dairy Farm Nature Park

 

Our last bird species for this localised year, the Malaysian Hawk Cuckoo is an uncommon migrant and is fairly large compared to some of the cuckoo species that visit our land. 

 

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Peter Connan

What a beautiful series of birds and shots to end the year on, and an exceptional tally for the year!

 

A very happy 2021 for you and Herman!

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There you have it - 231 out of the 415 species found in Singapore. We missed out quite a few in the beginning of the year. Herman worked extra hard when I was grounded a few times, so kudos to him! 

 

The BY kept us motivated to go birding at a time when movement restrictions were and are in place, and kept us busy when we couldn't travel. But it was a joy to see birds from all over the world in the BY threads that were sustained this year, despite the bans on travel offshore and sometimes onshore as well.

 

So, much thanks to everyone for not giving up their BY adventures during this dreadful year, and providing much entertainment, fun, learning and just happiness in seeing the birds which are still flying free despite the pandemic!  

 

Happy New Year! wishing everyone more blessings, good health and safe travels in 2021!

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An excellent Big Year in difficult circumstances.

The Crake in your last batch is lovely.

I have really enjoyed seeing the Singapore birds. They have brought much pleasure to this part of the world.

A happy New Year to you @Kitsafariand to Herman

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Dave Williams

Congrats on having made the best of a bad year. Happy New Year from Wales!

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Galana

Congratulations on keeping us all entertained with what Singapore can offer in the way of a good total.

Your final batch were excellent and it was good to note the 'researcher' proved to be of help in the end.

Special like for the middle Drongo Cuckoo shot.

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Singapore is a birding mecca! And you are lucky enough to re-start capturing those rare migrants as soon as the fireworks ends (ouch, it has already ended :o).

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shazdwn

Well done birding right to the end. I have enjoyed your big year and hope to see you again in big year 2021

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PeterHG

Thank you ( and Herman, of course ) for all your beautiful and interesting contributions from Singapore. In spite of this difficult year, you reached an amazing number for your patch of the world. Best wishes to both of you for 2021!

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Kitsafari

Thank you @PeterHG and all the very best for 2021 to you too!

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michael-ibk

Happy New Year Kit and Herman, and thanks so much for showing us all these beautiful birds from your corner of the world. It never ceases to amaze me how much diversity there is in your city. Really hope you will get to travel again soon, and hope even more we can team up again in the not too distant future. :)

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@michael-ibk I can hear africa calling for us!

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