Your First Bird Sighted in 2013 – Please Comment

Marian (Naturalist at Avon Park Range) and Lee 2004

Marian (Naturalist at Avon Park Range) and Lee 2004

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1-2 NKJV)

Well here we are at the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. Wow! What a fast year, now we get to renew ourselves and start afresh with a new list of birds for the year.

What will it be? The first one you sight. Will it be an old familiar friend or something new to you? Let us know what you see. Please leave a comment and tell us your first bird of 2013. You might even tell us your last bird of 2012. As I write this, it is only 9:00 am on Dec 31st, but some of you around the world are all ready celebrating the new year.

When you leave your bird sighted, tell us at least where you are, even if it is only your country. If you don’t see Comments on the page, click the Leave a Comment at the end of the article and it will take you to the full article.

I am excited to read about your first (and last) birds from around the world. I will post mine as soon as I spot them in the morning.


Wordless Birds


8 thoughts on “Your First Bird Sighted in 2013 – Please Comment

  1. I just found this post today, so I will tell you the first birds we saw on Jan. 1st were two little chickadees eating seeds from my summer coneflowers. I remarked to my husband, “I knew I didn’t clean up the flowers for a reason…”
    Then today (the 5th) we saw a huge flock of wild turkeys trying to find something to eat under the snow…
    So glad I found your site… Happy New Year.


  2. The morning of January 2 my daughter and I saw a large hawk in our back yard here in SC. He’d pick at the ground and then take huge hops to other parts of the yard and pick some more. We watched him for several minutes before we had to leave.


  3. Lee,
    My last bird sighted for 2012 was a very bright blue heron. My first bird sighted this morning was a mockingbird on my carport roof. Hope you have a very Blessed New Year.


  4. This afternoon around 2.15 pm i saw a pair of Pied Kingfisher, male Koel, White-breasted waterhen , a pair of sunbirds and heard a Common Iora, Asian Paradise Flycatcher and white -browed Bulbul..
    Wish you all a year of repair, restoration and redemption..
    Blissful Newyear to all..


  5. First seen this New Year’s morning were our muscovy ducks..pets, sort of, so maybe that doesn’t count. They are the only ducks we have had that are smart enough to not get eaten from our pond. First wild bird seen is nuthatch on sunflower feeder. Used to seeing these on tree trunks in Maine, not at feeders. We are on Edisto Island, SC. Happy New Year!


  6. This morning around 8 am I saw my first birds of 2013 at the backyard feeder. There were 2 male and 1 female Red-winged Blackbirds, then around 9:15 am out front, 8 White Ibises walked through the yard. Not a bad start so far. Winter Haven, FL

    Happy New Year.


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