Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Vagrant Bird!

If I had to pick my least favorite bird,
it would probably be the cowbird.
"Why?" you ask...

Well, Webster's definition of vagrant is:
"One who has no established residence 
and wanders idly from place to place
without lawful or visible means of support".

That's how I feel about the cowbird,
who lays its eggs in another bird's nest,
and lets them raise its young.
That wouldn't be so bad,
except, they also often kick out the other bird's eggs
before laying their own!

So, are cowbirds mentioned in the Bible?
Not that I know of,
but while looking up verses regarding irresponsible behavior
I found some interesting statements in Ezekiel chapter three.
Click HERE if you're curious enough to read them!

Thanks to Stewart for letting me link up with Wild Bird Wednesday!

Click HERE to take you to a Name for God that I really didn't want to post,
but after the Boston Marathon Bombing felt better about posting!


eileeninmd said...

The Cowbird is not one of my favorites, but I do love all the birds. Great post!

Arija said...

Dear oh dear, how do you warn the cowbird of the dire consequence? and if you can't, will that put you at risk?

Stewart M said...

Cow birds do what cow birds do - I dont think we should judge them for that.

But I can see why they may be popular.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

EG CameraGirl said...

It seems strange for a bird to want another to raise its young, doesn't it? There must be a reason why...but I cannot think of what that might be. :)

Lola said...

Such an interesting *V* post – agree it's strange they do this.

Have a good weekend,

Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

Jenny said...

What a great word! And such a clever link.

I'm wondering how your husband is doing?

Have they found out anything more?

Have you thought about doing hormone testing, etc.?

I'm praying for your sweet Gary!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I wonder if this is an introduced, non native species.

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What strange behavior. It's awful that they kick the other bird's eggs out of the next.

Erin said...

I've never heard of a cowbird before. They sound a little mean! :-)

SAMARA said...

Esther, you are absolutely hilarious re the hair cut. I laughed and laughed re "the canvas!" Honey, it's ok to talk about the G-d of Vengeance - as a Rev. Dr., it is the G-d of Vengeance that actually made it possible for Jesus to have so many of the means that He had to maneuver the way He needed to in order to accomplish what He did. It is also a composition of a continuum from here to there, just like us. The Divine is the Humanity is the Divine in terms of Jesus. As above, so below. I believe (and this is not supposed to be a sermon lol) that Jesus teaches us it is OK to have Vengeance in the Old Testament...to exact Justice when Justice is called for. So there you have it, the rev. samara version. but the cowbird, ok, now we are talking about quite another beast!!!! haha. just kidding. i hear ya sista...quite a nuisance. reminds me of the Guardians series of books my son and I read about those nasty owls who stole the eggs from the nests and the baby owls and transformed them to be evil...today they would be called terrorists I guess!!!! Maybe some things are not so different in the animal kingdom...like those nasty cowbirds! All in all, you are hilarious...I loved your post. Please take what I have written with a light heart. It is ONLY my one person on this planet's view! {heart} Lovies, Samara

Pam Beers. said...

Cowbirds are not one of my favorite birds, either. However, they've figured out a way for another to assume parenting responsibilities.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Eccl 3:1 popped into my head reading about Cowbirds♫ 'To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven' maybe it doesn't apply exactly, but they must have a purpose....Thanks for commenting on my blog♪

Sue said...

I had never heard about cowbirds. That's downright mean!


Jenny said...

Oopsy.. Looks like I forgot your A+ for such a Victorious post!