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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 23:22   #26
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American Crow...surprised actually it beat out House Sparrow.
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Old Thursday 2nd January 2020, 00:58   #27
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American Crow...surprised actually it beat out House Sparrow.
If I hadn't opened the door at the behest of someone on Twitter and heard House Sparrows, American Crow would have been my first bird today/this year.
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Old Thursday 2nd January 2020, 01:43   #28
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Rock Pigeon...flew across my path on the freeway in Vegas.

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Old Thursday 2nd January 2020, 10:01   #29
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If I hadn't opened the door at the behest of someone on Twitter and heard House Sparrows, American Crow would have been my first bird today/this year.
And back here where House Sparrows belong, it was my #26 - shows how scarce they've become!

And even worse, Starling was #45 . . .
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Old Thursday 2nd January 2020, 11:26   #30
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And back here where House Sparrows belong, it was my #26 - shows how scarce they've become!

And even worse, Starling was #45 . . .
Day 2 and I haven't added house sparrow yet...and I did get out birding yesterday!
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Old Thursday 2nd January 2020, 23:57   #32
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Don't remember the first bird, so I will go with the first bird picture. Song Sparrow.

Here's to sunny days and multiple photography opportunities for all during 2020.
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I posted it in eBird and...got it wrong. So my first bird and 28th bird turn out to be the same. Will have to fix that first day. It was a merlin. Merlin today:
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Old Thursday 9th January 2020, 14:30   #35
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As per usual as I looked out of the kitchen window first thing the usual woodpigeons were sitting in the neighbours tree. I deliberately sat with a fixed gaze on my feeders in the hope that something else might show before I inevitably looked up into the trees. Oh well 5 out of 5 years now the woodpig.

Five minutes later as daylight broke fully, a Robin was hopping around on my patio closely followed by a dunnock and Blackbird. First to visit the feeders a few minutes later was a Great tit
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