Azores Bullfinch and the Holly Tree…
The diet of the Azores Bullfinch
comprises of at least 37 different plants..
Their diet presents marked seasonal variations,
from invertebrates and herbaceous
and fleshy-fruit seeds in summer
and autumn to fern sporangia, tree seeds,
fern fronds and flower buds in winter and spring.
The bird needs a mosaic of vegetation types,
and seems heavily dependent on flower buds
of Ilex perado, Holly, at a time of food scarcity..
for different seasons, so that,
we may stay healthy and fit..
These birds provide excellent example
of how we should use the food resources
provided by GOD for mankind…
GOD has even provided us with a menu
for our dining table in Leviticus chapter 11…
Found from 300 to 800 meters above sea level, This bird is confined to part of the native cloud forest in eastern S. Miguel
Exotic vegetation such as plantations
of Japanese Red Cedar (Cryptomeria japonica),,,
These birds seems to remind us about
how GOD went with HIS people in their journey
through the wilderness as a pillar of cloud….
“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way,and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light,to go by day and might.” Exodus 13:21
During winter storms these birds often take refuge in hollies,
which provide shelter, protection from predators and food…
These birds seem to remind us about how
we always have to praise the LORD
like the leaves of these trees which always point skyward..
These evergreen trees provides
perfect protection and its flowers and fruits
provide food for these birds..
JESUS, the ever green tree is not only
our protector but also our provider…
The holly fruit reminds us of the drops of blood
which JESUS poured from the garden of Gethsemane
till HE was pierced in HIS side…
When JESUS becomes our everything
we lack nothing…
“The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.” Psalm 34:10
Have a blessed day!
Your’s in YESHUA,
A. J. Mithra
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