Friday, February 13, 2009

Life is for the Birds

It is very unusual for me to post twice in one day, but 5 minutes after I got home from seeing Priscilla Shirer last week ( I am serious), I was stricken with a tummy bug and didn't feel like checking my email or blogging for the better part of the week.

I am not sure why, but it seems like God has been speaking to me through birds lately. If you remember, in November I mentioned that a heron stopped by the lake to visit us.
Then when we were at the beach we got to see buzzards and hawks up close and personal.

So imagine my surprise when my husband rushed in and said that he saw what appeared to be a large Bald Eagle flying over the lake! I didn't get to see it so I prayed that the Lord would send it my way and just as I was finishing my post about Priscilla Shirer, the Lord prompted me to look out the window just in time to see the suspected eagle. It was a very large bird with a white head and white tail feathers. I watched it fly out of sight and then immediately looked up Bald Eagles on the internet. Here is what I found: HABITAT & RANGE: Bald Eagles live near large bodies of open water such as lakes, marshes, seacoasts and rivers, where there are plenty of fish to eat and tall trees for nesting and roosting. Bald Eagles have a presence in every U. S. state except Hawaii. Bald Eagles use a specific territory for nesting, winter feeding or a year-round residence. Its natural domain is from Alaska to Baja, California, and from Maine to Florida. Bald Eagles that reside in the northern U. S. and Canada migrate to the warmer southern climates of the U. S. during the winter to obtain easier access to food, especially fish. Some Bald Eagles that reside in the southern U. S. migrate slightly north during the hot summer months.

I had no idea that bald eagles were in Georgia, much less in my back yard! I am praying that it will come back so that I can get a picture and a closer look.

God continues to amaze and delight me. I don't know why I am so surprised when He does.
Cindy Sig 2


Anonymous said...

How exciting!

The new blog design is beautiful.

Leah said...

Too cool. I had no idea we had bald eagles in B'ville.

Hope you get a picture!


Magnolia Memories08 Seeing With The Heart said...

Cindy I have tried to add your blog to my favorites and it would not let me yesterday> I have tried again this morning.Has anyone had problems before.
Thank you for visiting. I hope we will become wonderful friends.
Have a great Sunday

Lora said...

I love when God seems to be using a theme in communicating with us!