Behold! Carolina Chickadee in Louisiana Pine Tree!

Carolina Chickadee in pine tree (photo credit: )


The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth.  The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.   (Daniel 4:11-12)

Birds love trees!

Trees provide suitable platforms for nests.  Sometimes trees serve as substrates for crawling bugs that are eaten by attentive birds. Trees provide shelter form boisterous winds or excessively hot sunlight.  Trees often provide fruits or nuts that birds eat. Trees can provide protective cover to birds who hide in their branch-supported foliage. Trees provide perching sites, for resting or for monitoring the neighborhood for predator or prey.  Among other uses, trees are made to birds!

One perky illustration of these forest ecology facts is the Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis).


Carolina Chickadee range map (Wikipedia)

On Thursday, March 22nd (AD2018) I saw a “lifer”  —  a Carolina Chickadee perched upon a branch of a pine tree, in the Thomas, Louisiana (in the Franklinton/Pine area), not too many miles south of Brookhaven, Mississippi (home of some of the best Cajun/Creole cuisine I’ve ever eaten – at “Mardi Gras Gril”, a family-owned-and-operated restaurant).  The Carolina Chickadee looks a lot like it northern cousin, the beige-accented Black-capped Chickadee; however, the Carolina Chickadee has no beige plumage – its feathers are a patchwork of black, grey, and white.

Carolina Chickadee (Alberto Lopez Torres)

So here is my limerick about seeing the chickadee in the pine tree.



Behold!  The Carolina Chickadee  —

        Was perched within a pine tree;

               ‘Twas ready, to grab, bugs to eat,

               For insects, in air, was its meat  —

        Behold!  The Carolina Chickadee!

(Also, that day, I observed Eastern Bluebird, Barn Swallow, Swamp Sparrow, Mockingbird, Black Vulture, White Egret, Brown Thrasher, and more —  and heard a Mourning Dove’s mournful cooing.)

Louisiana is not just a “Sportsman’s Paradise”, it is a near-paradise for birdwatching (and catching frogs!)  —  but, if you are in or near in blackwater swamps,  watch out for snakes and alligators!   (Meanwhile, expect to have some good Cajun cuisine!)


JJSJ eating crawdads, Mardi Grad Gril (Brookhaven, Mississippi)

LoUiSiAnA oh LoUiSiAnA….

LoUiSiAnA oh LoUiSiAnA…. ~ by a j mithra

a j mithra has completed another video about the plight of the birds in Louisiana. Here is what he wrote on YouTube:

“The care and help shown by some amazing souls to clean and release the oil birds, inspired me to do this video… Though we live far away from Louisiana, on the other side of the globe, I still feel that, though not directly but indirectly I am also the reason for the disaster… We all have a part in the restoration of nature.. I have done what I could… What about you? Have you planned to do something for Louisiana? If you are not able to, at least you can pray and raise prayer warriors… Isn’t it?”

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. (Proverbs 12:10 KJV)

Also, he writes:

God asked Noah to take in every species with him in the Ark. For God knew that man’s survival is based on wild life.. If Noah had not taken them into the Ark, he wouldn’t have had a Raven or a Dove to check the water level.. Balaamt wouldn’t have had a donkey to speak to him.. Moses wouldn’t have met God in the burning bush while shepherding his flock… Samson wouldn’t have had a donkey’s jaw bone to kill thousand enemies…Elijah would have starved without a raven to feed him…Well, even our Lord Jesus wouldn’t have had a manger and He wouldn’t have had the chance of going for a donkey ride…

God wanted man to take care of wild life and that is why some of His commandments are as follows…

In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother’s, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself. Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.” (Deuteronomy 22:3-4)

If a bird’s nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young: But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days. ” Deuteronomy 22:6-7

Pelican caught in the Oil Spill

Pelican caught in the Oil Spill

Every church in every nation is trying hard to reach as many souls as possible for the extension of God’s kingdom before this earth ceases to exist,,, If only the church could take initiative to create an awareness of the importance of preserving nature and if only the believers take part in it, we may not be able to stop this earth from destruction but we can postpone the inevitable.. Through which, we can reach more souls for the extension of God’s kingdom.. Will the church take their next step if not their first step towards restoration of nature?

Well, we may not have Biblical evidence to support my views.. I don’t care if someone says that it is not Biblical to postpone the closing down of the earth.. It is just out of selfishness and the thirst to reach more dying souls before the end of life on earth made me think this way…

When we all raise to restore the wild life, God would surely call us righteous.. Cos, God says, “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast:… (Proverbs 12:10.)

Who knows? Maybe God may change His mind when two or more are gathered in His name for a righteous cause.. I would like to remind everyone about how Abraham stood before the Lord when God came down to destroy Sodom (Genesis Chapter 18) Let us take care of the wildlife like never before….

Your’s in YESHUA,
a j mithra

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Louisiana Weeps….

Louisiana Weeps…  – Video by a j mithra

With all the oil that is leaking into the Gulf of Mexico, at this point, Louisiana is taking a direct hit. a j mithra, who lives in India and has seen the destruction of their birds has made the following video. He told me he wept while making the video. Since he is one of our writers, I am posting it here also.

It is hard to watch not only the birds, but all of the wildlife and the people who are being harmed by this oil spill. Our hearts and prayers go out to those whose lives are being so greatly affected. Unfortunately, we are all under the curse and this is just one more example of it. One this is certain, this oil spill did not catch God by surprise.

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. (Romans 8:18-23 KJV)