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Just Wonderin’

“Look at that bird!” Alyson pointed to the sky as she shielded her eyes and bent her neck back as far as it would go. A swallow glided far overhead of herself and her little brother. “It flies so smoothly.” “Swooo-o-osh!” Aaron’s arm imitated the bird’s flight, except faster. Alyson giggled. “You goofball. It’s a […]

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Little Bird

As I was walking on my way, A tiny sound told me to stay. It bade me stop and listen still, As often little secrets will.   I looked and looked until I found The hiding place that held the sound, And there, not high up in a tree, Were nest and bird and babies […]

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Bird Life

For, lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth; The time of the singing of birds is come, And the voice of the turtle-dove is heard in our land. Solomon’s Song Cant. 2:11-12   Yes, the winter is gone and spring is come and the poetry […]

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The King of Birds

According to an ancient legend the aged eagle renewed its youth by flying toward the sun until its feathers were scorced and then it would fall into the sea—only to emerge completely rejuven­ated. The psalmist David in Psalm 103 also refers to the renewal of youth by a comparison with the eagle: “Who satisfieth thy […]

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The Camel Bird

In the wilderness surrounding Palestine, in Arabia and in the arid wilds of Africa is found the largest of all winged creatures—a proud and regal strutting bird.  Visualize a feathered creature weighing more than 200 pounds and towering from 6 to 9 feet in height.  Its plumes were worn by the royalty of ancient Babylon […]

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The Avian Parade

Have you ever observed a large number of swallows or grackles congregate and prepare for the “take-off”?  Did you ever listen to the weird honking of geese as they journeyed southward through a cold, bleak, snow-laden sky?  Where do you suppose they were going?  Why? Occasionally, one still hears the query, “Do birds migrate?”  This […]

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Game Bird

Joy, love, excitement throbs in his young heart, fills his dumb breast. What a glorious life – to run, to fly, to scream among his fellows. Undaunted by any northern blast, by cold, pitiless, threatening skies or ice and snow particles clinging to his narrow feet, – see him run on – eyes alert for […]

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Harbingers Of Spring (Continued)

“His eye is on the sparrow—And I know He watches me.” Of the many varieties of sparrows, the imported English sparrow is the most numerous.  Being a member of the finch family, it is related to the canary, which it resembles rather closely, except for color.  If you stop to consider that it was first […]

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Harbingers Of Spring

“All the birds have come again, Hear the happy chorus! Robin, bluebird, on the wing, Thrush and wren this message bring. Spring will soon come marching in, Come with joyous singing.”   Eagerly we listen for these spring carolers, who herald the approaching season.  Spring is here! Certainly, all of us have been genuinely thrilled […]

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Seed Carriers

“In the garden more grows than the gardener sows.” This old proverb is very painfully obvious if we but look in our own gardens.  Have you ever wondered, while weeding the garden or lawn, where all the weed seeds came from? Perhaps you have been surprised to discover the various types of plants growing in […]

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Seed Carriers

“In the garden more grows than the gardener sows.” This old proverb is very painfully obvious if we but look in our own gardens. Have you ever wondered, while weeding the garden or lawn, where all the weed seeds came from? Perhaps you have been surprised to discover the various types of plants growing in […]

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