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First bird 2020 (1 Viewer)


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They say it says something symbolically for the rest of your year 8-P

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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House Sparrows for me, after I opened the back door, followed right now by American Crow. The sun hasn't risen yet.

delia todd

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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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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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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.

Steve Lister

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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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