The Space sharing seed storing Redpoll… ~ by a j mithra
Common Rosefinch (Carpodacus erythrinus) by Nikhil Devasar
Common Redpolls live year round in open boreal and tundra habitats near the Arctic circle and throughout northern Canada and Alaska. While only the northernmost populations migrate, this species does have periodic irruptions that takes it as far south as northern Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Michigan, New York and the northern New England states.
Common Redpolls have a similar distribution throughout northern Europe and Asia, and they have also been introduced to New Zealand, where they can be commonly found. Breeds in open subarctic coniferous forest and scrub and avoids dense forests. Winters in open woodland and scrub, weedy fields, and suburban and urban areas. They form flocks throughout the year, and they flock even during the nesting season…
Unlike many small birds, Common Redpolls are not aggressive and easily share space with other small bird species…
Do we flock together as one?
The Bible says,
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken (Eccleciastes 4:12)
These birds seem to know the secret of staying together. They not only flock together but also share space with the other small birds…
Do we share the blessings which God has showered upon us? We cannot resemble Christ unless we share like how He shared His everything on the cross..
And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. (Mathew 10:42)
Redpolls have throat pouches for temporarily storing seeds. They may fill their pouches with seeds quickly then fly away to swallow the seeds in a more protected, warmer spot.
Do we fill our hearts everyday with the word of God and store them? The kingdom of God is like a seed? How can we sow, if we have not stored enough seeds in our lives? Do you know that the devil also can quote the word of God to deceive us?
Please read Mathew 4:1-11 to know how Jesus was tempted by the devil and how He spoke the word of God to overcome the devil…
When you are pushed into the dark, the word will give you light..
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. (Psalm119:105)
When you are sick, the word will heal you. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. (Psalm 107:20)
Now get filled with His Word for Jesus is the Word…
Hoary Redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni) by Ian
The Hoary Redpoll has very fluffy body feathers that help it stay warm in extremely cold temperatures. It has feathers on areas of its body that are bare in most other birds. If temperatures get too warm, it may pluck out some of its body feathers. These feathers will grow back in a few days.
God has given each one of a unique identity to show how special we are.. But, sometimes we may have to get rid of our identity to be elevated to a higher place…
Joseph was the overseer of the household of Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh… But, when his master’s wife held his garment and asked him to lie with her, Joseph left behind his garment got rid of his identity and ran away… That was the turning point and the launching pad which lifted Joseph to become The Prime Minister of Egypt…
Please read Genesis 39:1to13
Redpolls eat their favorite niger seed or sunflower seeds, seeds of trees such as birch, and of grasses and other plants. On their breeding grounds redpolls also feast on the explosion of buzzing insects that emerge, seemingly without respite in the Arctic summer….
Redpolls feed on small branches, often hanging upside down and uses its feet to hold food items….
A Redpoll finch, or (Common Redpoll – carduelis flammea, bearing a ring with Chinese inscriptions has made a “sensational” trip all the way to Sweden.. The bird, a small finch with a red crown and black chin weighing about 10.5 grams (0.37 ounces), was found on December 29 west of Stockholm, some 6,670 kilometers (4,144.5 miles) from where it was marked in China… While this is the first time a bird marked in China has been found in Sweden, a Redpoll bearing Chinese markings was found in neighboring Norway in 2003 and three birds of the same species marked in Europe have turned up in China.
“This shows that there is some kind of pattern here and that this bird didn’t just happen to fly astray …
If God can take these 10.5 gramme birds as far as 4,114.5miles, will He not carry you to greater heights? When people look at your life they would wonder what kind of pattern did God use, to lift you? Remember, you are much more precious than these birds….
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. (Psalm 40:2)
Have a blessed day!
Your’s in YESHUA,
a j mithra
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Redpolls are in the Fringillidae Family of Passeriformes (Song Birds). That family has at present 207 members.