Eagles and Parrots Safe in Tennessee Fires

 Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) at Parrot Mtn by Lee

Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) at Parrot Mtn by Lee

As the fire burneth a wood, and as the flame setteth the mountains on fire; (Psalms 83:14 KJV)

As you may recall, Dan and I visited the Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden in Gatlinburg, Tennessee this summer. There have been devastating fires up in the mountains in that area due to severe drought conditions. Many places have been destroyed in the Gatlingburg surrounding area. Dollywood, who has quite a collection of Eagles and Parrot Mountain with their Parrots were to close for comfort, but the Lord has been good to them and their keepers.

 Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) at Parrot Mtn by Lee

Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) at Parrot Mtn by Lee

“I know all the fowls of the mountains: and the wild beasts of the field are mine.” (Psalms 50:11 KJV)

Salmon-crested (Moluccan) Cockatoo at Parrot Mountain

Parrot Mountain’s Prayer Garden

Plantain-eater at Parrot Mountain

Parrot Mountain’s Origin and Mission

Here are some of the articles you might find interesting:

Dollywood’s eagles ‘safe and sound,’ as are Parrot Mountain birds

This is from their Facebook Account:

Parrot mountain was not affected by the fires! All the birds are safe and secure! God was watching over Parrot mountain. We pray for all those who were affected by the fires. Thank you all for your concerns ! We appreciate you all and love you guys. #PrayForGatlinburg

LIST: What’s damaged, destroyed and intact From 9 News

Tennessee Wildfires

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6 thoughts on “Eagles and Parrots Safe in Tennessee Fires

  1. Great photo of Dan, Lee! Cockies love attention, they are great attention seekers even in the wild. Pleased to read that the birds were spared; I saw some of the devastation from the fires on TV yesterday. Our turn is coming up as we move into very hot dry weather, even today we are heading for 34C(94F).

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    • Thanks, Aussiebirder. I hadn’t realize the fires had gotten so close to them until yesterday. I still get amazed when you talk about your seasons. I’ve known about the reversal for years, but never really knew anyone living down there. God is so amazing in how He has balanced our earth and its seasons, each side of the equator. Maybe the snow WordPress turned on today will help cool you down. :)

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  2. The text of Psalm 83:14 (quoted above) demonstrates that mountain forest fires are nothing new under the sun. Meanwhile, that Salmon-crested Cockatoo is a magnificently plumed parrot! (And what a regal photo of Dan, by the way!)

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