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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 09:47   #1
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First bird 2020

They say it says something symbolically for the rest of your year

I just saw 3 carrion crows from my window. I associate them with strong intention, intelligently coping with life's mysteries. A purposeful year.
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 10:25   #2
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Mine was a Bullfinch & Redwing infect there were a few Redwings on the tree the same time.
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 11:18   #3
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House Sparrows for me, after I opened the back door, followed right now by American Crow. The sun hasn't risen yet.
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 11:21   #4
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Northern Cardinal at first light, just as it was the last species of 2019 last night.

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Mine was a Bullfinch & Redwing infect there were a few Redwings on the tree the same time.
Thet looked like it was typed in a Corstorphine eccent...
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...and a Guid New Year tae ye, the noo...
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I had Chaffinch, Robin and Starling all waiting patiently for their breakfast when I opened the curtains.
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 12:32   #7
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Blackbird on my neighbours front lawn followed by a Carrion Crow in my garden and a flyover Jackdaw.
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As with most years, Jackdaw although a robin was singing its heart out around 7am, but I'm only counting the first sighting not singing.

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My first birds of the year were the Herring Gulls making a racket on the roof opposite.
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Walked out to the Thames Estuary at 8am to photograph the first sunrise of the year (total cloud cover and fog!), and saw a dozen Carrion Crows and lots of Black-headed Gulls.
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 14:51   #14
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Robin calling as I open the gates at work.
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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 15:33   #15
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Magpie followed by Wood Pigeon, Herring Gull + Robin.
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Redwing calling a minute after midnight.

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Robin - 6.40am (beating Blackbird & Carrion Crow by less than a minute).

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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 18:30   #19
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Proper first was Blackbird as I walked out to the car.

First while I was actually birding was Mute Swan - big and white so stood out in the pre-dawn gloom.

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Old Wednesday 1st January 2020, 20:04   #20
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Robin this year, with last year's Tawny Owl dropping to 9th place in the pre-dawn half-light
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Magpie for me. Heard first (through open window but with curtains closed), spotted a little later.
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English Sparrows, aka House Sparrows, beat out the pigeons for the honor.
I heard them before I saw them, they were foraging on New Years leftovers.
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Robin, but not long later, a heard only Green Woodpecker, just wouldn't fly over the valley to our side!
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