Raven. I had never seen one in person before I moved to California. Now we have two that sit in a tree right in front of our balcony in the mornings.
Ravens were also associated with the Welsh god Bran the Blessed (the brother of Branwen), whose name translates to "raven." According to the Mabinogion, Bran's head was buried in the White Hill of London as a talisman against invasion. The name of the god, Lugh, is also derived from a Celtic word for "raven." He is the god of the sun, and the creator of the arts and sciences.
The “caw” of crows and ravens were always the alarm clock and the sound makes me smile still today. I’ve always thought they were given such a bad rap, not to mention they have incredible reasoning abilities.