The Nest

Found nest

My friend Philippa found this perfect tiny nest and I oohed over how well-built it was and the little shell pieces still inside. It wasn’t attached to the tree very well but was deeply placed. I brought it home. I examined it closely. You can see several pieces of hair sticking out of the nest. It’s very strong and has deep sides. A good momma bird made this.

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embroideryI’ve been admiring another good mother bird lately too. I feel a bit guilty sharing them now to you instead of 6 weeks ago when I first found out about them. It’s an eagle cam. The babies hatched January 1 and 3. They are quite big now but the mother and father eagles are both so attentive to their hatchlings. I watched them quite a bit during my shoulder recovering and am amazed at this majestic bird. I especially love watching feeding time. The mom would eat with the babies and had a different style entirely than the dad. He had already eaten when he brings food so he would feed each in turn. Patiently waiting for them to take the food regardless of the attempts, even nudging the baby to get his attention if his attention was elsewhere.  They will be learning to fly soon so tune in. They are not the most attractive things now, still trying to grow into those big yellow talons. They have to wait 5 years to get their beautiful white heads. Bless them. Watch them.

 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?27 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?[

Matthew 6:25Blessed

Have a great week.

Love, Katey

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4 thoughts on “The Nest

  1. Katie, I was just sitting here feeling sad and unhappy about the turn in my life, and then I opened your little admonition to me! Thank you for reminding me of GODs love and the patience I must have, reminding me just how long it takes those little birds to become what they become! Love you, you are truly amazing!

  2. Oh my gosh Katey! How perfectly perfect this post is. I am going to be sure to share this link of the eagle with my Mom. In our town, there was an eagle nest close to the highway so the Audubon Society came in to help out and we watched over a spring and summer the babies grow. So majestic! Beautiful photos. ;)

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