Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Glad For Birds Who Don't Mind Winter

When the summer birds migrate south for winter, I'm so glad for the faithfulness of the birds who don't fly away. Like the ubiquitous house sparrows or the cheeky chickadees, who stay with us all winter in our northern climes. And we're glad for the red polls who migrate 'south' to our part of the world from the Arctic. It's funny to think that our more northerly climes are warmer than where they came from.

How empty the air would be without bird song filling in between snowflakes and roaring winds.

Sparrows seem to know how to sing their little hearts out even on the coldest days! Maybe the Heavenly Father keeps his eye on the sparrow because He loves their cheeky perseverance to sing in the deep midwinter!

Now, I don't know how they survive--brrrr--the frigid temperatures we have some winters! But I'm glad for their cheery company in the midst of snow-frosted days.

Happy is the person who not only sings, but feels God's eye is on the sparrow, and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy. ~ Alfred A. Montapert

Don't let the song freeze in your heart...
Stay warm, dear ones!



  1. Gorgeous photos! We don't have sparrows here its too hot! When I venture to colder climates though I have always wondered how 'hardy' these sweet little fellows are.

    Pam x

  2. I couldn't agree with you more!
    I love to watch them from our windows.
    Do you have hummingbirds?

  3. good that sparrows and other remain to sing their songs and remind us that seasons do change.

  4. Pam, they are hardy -- we can get some really cold stuff in mid-winter (-35C)and there they are!

    Christine, we have hummingbirds only in the summer.

    Lin, Sometimes we get the really northern birds (from Northwest Territories, Yukon), like red poles. I laugh, because they're migrating 'south' to our backyard (which is no California in mid-winter)! I'm glad for them!

  5. Absolutely. I don't know what I'd do without a chickadee mid-winter flitting in and out of the Eastern Spruce. Great entertainment!

  6. Lovely photos! Our little ones call for the feeders to be filled! They are so cheeky!

  7. Hi Brenda, Too bad I have gone home!! I was waiting for the birds when I was at your house, and they didn't come, I think Miss Kitty must be watching them with eager eyes.

  8. We hear those dee-dee-dee songs when we're outside. Fun little birds!

  9. They are hearty little birds aren't they?

  10. Birds who stick around for winter, especially in your climate, are little treasures. Stay cozy and warm in this first deep freeze of the season.

  11. Well, the birds you miss will soon be visiting my feeders, but I also suffer when spring/summer rolls around and our migratory birds disappear, except our Chickadees and sparrows. Oddly, this is the second blog I've visited with pictures of Chickadees:~) Your picture is lovely!

  12. Thankful here, too, Brenda, for the sweet little birdies... They do brighten a winter's day along with one's mood!
    Wishing you a beautiful weekend,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas


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