The One Eyed Bird

by Chuck Staruch January. 26, 2021 220 views
The Blind House Finch

The Blind House Finch

I like to keep my bird feeders full in the winter so the birds have plenty of food to eat.

There is a special bond I feel with these creatures, and it gives me joy to help them survive during this time of the year.

As I was approaching one of my feeders this morning to refill it with bird seed, I noticed that a bird was on the other side busy eating.

Usually, the birds quickly fly away up in the tree branches for me to finish filling the bird feeders.

I slowly approached the bird feeder to get a better look at this bird, I recognized that it was a house finch.

Still curious as to why this bird was not afraid of me, it was then that I noticed the bird was blind in one eye.

I did not want to disturb the frail little bird while it was feeding, and while I stood there I decided to take a few pictures with my cell phone.

I stood so close to the bird while it was feeding, I was able to touch it, but did not do so as not to startle it.

The Finch lifted his head, and with his good eye realized I was standing right next to it.

He quickly flew away ..

The birds flight was very strange, as it seemed to hover, not fly away with certainty.

Slowly the bird hovered until it landed on a branch that was thick enough for it's tiny feet, not far above the bird feeder.

There it stayed staying still for quite a long time.

My mind wandered off to a scripture I have read many times.

Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.

Matthew 10:29-31

Those words resonated deep within my own spirit today.

And for that I am very grateful.

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House Finch

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Jay Boggess 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Heart-warming story and soul satisfying scripture! 
Thanks, Amigo!
The birdies in your neighborhood are blessed to have you nearby!
+1grinning+1

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Chuck Staruch Replied to Jay Boggess 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jay!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Chuck Staruch 3 months, 2 weeks ago

My pleasure, Amigo!+1

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Camellia Staab 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I don't think I have ever come across a blind bird. This was definitely a very sweet read and glad you are helping out these birds over the winter months.

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Chuck Staruch Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I video taped a cactus wren with two legs and one foot awhile ago which was very unusual.
This bird definitely had something wrong with its eye. Thank you for your kind comment.

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Benny Law 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Isn't it wonderful when God's Word comes alive in our daily life in big things and small things and everything in between. Lovely post, Chuck.

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Chuck Staruch Replied to Benny Law 3 months, 2 weeks ago

It is Benny!  Thank you for commenting.

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Craig Casterline 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Love it! Wonderful connection and application. We all have value because of who our Father is.

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Chuck Staruch Replied to Craig Casterline 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes Craig,

Thank you for your comment. As the times seem to be getting darker, His still small voice reminds me not to fear, but to trust.

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