Today has been wildlife day here at Caronport. Ok, it’s not all wild, but since 6:30 this morning, I saw:
- A sheep running through the streets of Caronport (this is the “non-wild” animal). I’m assuming he came from the “other side” of the highway…
- The first robin of Spring (Ok, maybe not the first one, but it is the first one I’ve seen…)
- And the following bird:
Since I am decidedly and officially “bird challenged,” I don’t know what it is. But I’m fairly certain I’ve never seen one here at Caronport before. And yes, those are berries and leaves on our mountain ash–they just refused to let go from last fall!
Can anyone help me identify it?
And though this is most definitely not an ostrich, I give you a snippet from Vater Barth:
God’s creation includes ostriches whose aptitude thus seems highly contestable. Yet we are then told that this bird also has witness to give: “What time she lifteth, up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider”—yes, even the noble steed and his nobler rider! It is obviously better to be ranked with stupid ostriches to God’s glory, and finally to have something to laugh about, than to enjoy the glory of perhaps a much cleverer existence elsewhere.