What was your first bird of the year this year, 2022? Here’s hoping it was something memorable, awesome, exciting, or some other positive adjective. At least I hope it wasn’t a pigeon! And while we were all hoping 2021 would be better than 2020 it seems like we have to hope that 2022 manages to improve on the previous two years. It can’t be worse, right? Right? Please…
Happy New Year to all of our wonderful 10,000 Birds readers!
Let us know your first bird of the year in the comments!
First bird heard was robin, the European type. Seconds later, first species seen was Common Crane, which is surprisingly nice. However, not even two hours later, I was watching a fine adult male King Eider on the German Baltic coast, which is as outrageous a vagrant as they get. Good start, indeed. My first King Eider after Varanger peninsular, Norway, in 1992. Cheers, and happy New Year!!!
Those are all awesome, Jochen!
I got stuck with starling.
I chose to ignore the voices of the House Sparrows that roost in my yard, so I could count the visual of a Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s) as my first bird.
Really can’t recall which of my “yardies” was my first bird – but on Jan 2nd the first bird I laid eyes on was a Red-and-green Macaw! Details to follow in today’s post…
My first bird of the year was Carolina Chickadee visiting my feeders in North Carolina. Followed by an assortment of expected forest birds.