Answer to Hummingbird Migration
Answer to Hummingbird Migration . . .
. . . ONLY GOD
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them." Matthew 6:25-26a
This is the time of year we begin to see changes around here in the bird world. Species begin arriving from the north, birds that left us last spring to head back to nesting grounds.
Making room for the new arrivals is the departure of birds that spent spring and summer with us as they head to more temperate climes for winter.
None is more intriguing to contemplate is the spring arrival and fall departure of the tiny hummingbird. Try this . . . take a nickel from your pocket or purse, hold it in the palm of your hand. You hardly know it's there because it weighs only 4.5 grams. To compare, the average weight of a hummingbird is 3 grams.
If that's not enough, consider the fact that this tiny little creature flies non-stop up to 500 miles covering the distance in 20-plus hours, and he does this twice a year.
Hummingbirds return year-after-year!
Photo Credit: Jeff Perot, Nature Photographer
Wait; there's more. That same little 3 grams of energy that just left your feeder will return to your feeder next spring. Information gathered from data retrieved from banded birds confirm that hummingbirds become programmed to good nesting and feeding areas and instinct tells them to return year-after-year.
How is this possible? It's impossible were it not for the intervention of our Heavenly Father. I think comedian the late Jerry Clower said it best when trying to explain the unexplainable with the simple statement . . . "Ain't God good!"
Award-winning Outdoors Writer/Broadcaster, who is married to Kay.
Deacon, First Baptist Church, Ruston, Louisiana
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