One Impressive Bird

17 Apr

Little, common sparrows don’t rank very high on the “most impressive bird list.” They lack the color of the Robin, the song of the Mockingbird, the speed of the Falcon, the impressive size of the Eagle, and yet, when you get to know one,
you discover all sorts of interesting things. Like, sparrows are quick and very nimble. They sing a very nice song, one particularly suited for the sparrow community. Sparrows like to hop instead of run…who likes to run! So I’m sending around a petition that demands that sparrows be included in all considerations for the Most Impressive Bird award of 2021. I hope you will look favorably upon the uncommonly common sparrow.

What would this world be like if it produced only Woodpeckers, only Grackles, only Buzzards? Sparrows prove the point that sometimes pretty powerful things are wrapped in rather common exteriors. I’d like to be the first person
on this Saturday morning to endorse the sparrow as the replacement for the American Eagle, should that ever become a necessity. But until that special recognition day, say “good morning” to the sparrows you pass. Treat them with dignity and appreciation. Drop a few breadcrumbs along the pathway, and remember these wonderful little creatures in your prayers of thanksgiving. Consider each a winged presence of the Creative Mystery.

3 Responses to “One Impressive Bird”

  1. Barb April 17, 2021 at 7:34 am #

    Love the recognition of the sparrow; and that not all birds are the same, as humans are not all the same. Every animal and human have their own special place in the world.

  2. gz April 17, 2021 at 7:53 am #

    In the 35 species of sparrows in the US/Canada there are estimated to be 540 million of them. So if they, like our politicians voted as a block (as in blockhead) they would certain win the MIB award.

  3. singingcowgirl April 17, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

    All things great and small the Lord God made them all. Good things come in small packages.
    Beauty is in the beholder!

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