There has to be a lesson in this…

Last year a tree fell in our older daughter’s back yard and had to be removed.  The family knew there was a wren’s nest under the back deck near where the tree had been; however, there was no choice but to remove the tree and grind the stump so the grass could be replanted.  As the tree service was pulling down branches and cutting up the wood, two baby birds tried to fly away before they were quite feathered for the task. They landed on the ground and died.

Unless possibly the tractor noise grinding the stump where the tree had been was a factor, nobody could be sure why the mother bird abandon the nest for a time. Later they noticed that there was another dead baby under the nest. That’s when they checked and found two live but very skinny babies surrounded by maggots in the nest. For the next four or five days, eye-dropper feedings every few hours continued even when they saw the mother flying around again.  When she was seen bringing food, they let her do the work. Soon the fledglings were off on their own, and seemed to be quite perky.

Now what?

Note the bird seed bag and the fact that it is sitting on outdoor furniture… You can’t tell, but it is on the family’s back porch where they keep the seed to feed wild birds.

Wren 1

Wren 3


Wren 4


Wren 5


Wren 2

Could this very enterprising young female be one of those two babies returned to a place she remembered?

“Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter” (Ecc. 10:20).

“The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come…” (Song of Songs 2:12).

“And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head” (Matt. 8:20).

“All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds” (1 Cor. 15:39).

“For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God” (James 3:7-9).

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