9 Oct 2007

"Golden Touch" by Razorlight

We were visiting the RSPB Reserve at Loch of Strathbeg yesterday when a very small bird flew into the glass of a window stunning itself. One of the wardens was able to find the wee bird in the long grass and held it in his hand until it came to its senses. Then it flew off again on its way. It was a female Goldcrest. The warden thinks that it had flown all the way from Scandinavia on its way to a winter feeding ground in the UK. The Loch of Strathbeg is the first bit of land it would encounter on its long journey south.

What surprised us all was how small and beautiful it was and how such a creature can fly so far without rest or food. One of God's true miracles of nature.


Irene said...

It is so small and fragile.

Krystal Booth said...

I was looking up miracles in nature when I found your photos of this Goldcrest. What a beautiful feathered friend! I have never seen a cuter bird in all my life- glad that she was alright too! Thank you for sharing!