3 odd encounters: Are these bird omens or just weird coincidences?

I’m a very practical, logical person. I don’t believe in omens. Still, I must admit that the fact that I’ve had unexpected bird sightings before each of my last three job interviews strikes me as odd. Should I try to decode these events as bird omens or just dismiss them as odd coincidences?

The Dead Hummingbird

Bird omen: dead hummingbird
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The first of my potential bird omens is the strangest one. When I went to my Wednesday job interview there was a dead hummingbird in front of the building. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dead hummingbird before.  I joked that it might be an omen because a dead hummingbird seemed like it would be a significant bird omen if one believed in such things. Since I don’t I just chalked it up to the fact that hummingbirds are not immortal. It was kind of distractingly sad though.

The Red-Winged Blackbird

Bird Omen: Red-winged blackbird
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When I went to my Friday interview there was a red-winged blackbird in front of that building. I actually didn’t know it was a red-winged blackbird, but when I described it to someone later she immediately knew what I was talking about. There were some duller looking birds hopping around as well, but this one shiny black bird with bright red and yellow at the top of his wings stood out.

The Duck

bird omen: mallard duck
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Today my interviews started with a lunch. Our table was by a window facing the lake. A duck waddled right over and looked at me through the window. I think it was a mallard, the type with the different colored head. Anyway, the duck is only of interest because it was another bird sighting at another interview. On it’s own seeing a duck by the lake is not odd.

So, are these bird omens or just birds? (If they are omens I hope they are good ones.) I still don’t think I believe in omens, but if there is some odd bird poking around at my interviews this Wednesday and Thursday I will probably start freaking out.

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