I've done some research and our little visitor from the other day, as close as I can figure, is some sort of sparrow. The closest I found was a Gold Crown Sparrow.
He flew into our front bay window. I called my husband to come and get him from out of the snow.
I'm a sucker for any animal, as long as it's not dead...then I don't deal with it.
We brought him, named 'rumble' by my son, a transformer name FYI, into the house to assess the damage. I couldn't find anything broken.
Rumble seemed fine.
In fact, he sat all cozy on my touque and preened himself.
Rumble checked us out and preened some more.
He was so calm.
Rumble even let my girly pet him and I pet him.
And all the while he just sat and preened.
Rumble finished his preening and decided to check us out for a bit.
He looked and looked.
Not once seeming skittish or scared.
I was amazed.
For many reasons.
The night before my little man and I had just read a devotion based on Luke 12:7 - Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
We hung a bird feeder outside our kitchen window some weeks ago.
I love watching the birds.
The kids and I often talk about all the different birds, many of them sparrows.
I love how God uses unexpected things to show His love for us.
After checking us out, Rumble casually, jumped off the touque and flew to my shoulder where he perched for a minute.
Again, I was amazed.
Then he decided to fly to the window to go out.
I picked him up and he sat so nice in my hand and was happy to sit there even as I opened the window to let him fly out.
He had no intention of leaving.
He sat for sometime on my hand, observing.
I brought him back in, stroked him a bit.
Then figured he was ready. He had other plans. He just sat on my fingers.
Finally a gust of wind knocked him off balance a bit and he decided to head to the safety of the bush.
What a great experience to share with my kids.
And an amazing experience for me to be reminded how much God loves us.