is it still dark outside? to me, that's early
You must be up early a lot more in winter than in summer I'm guessing. Around here the sun rises as late as 9am in winter, and as early as before 5am in summer.
To me, early is before 7:30 or so.
not saying I like to get up at first sunlight, I just dread getting up while it is still dark outside ... all early birds seem to catch is worms