Ezekiel 31:6

We love gray catbirds in my home.  Just now I heard one singing in our backyard.  Our love for them has grown as they’ve shown their great curiosity about us.  One day, we put a toad house in our flower garden.  It wasn’t long before a catbird landed on a rock faced toward the toad house showing us that it noticed.  Another day, my husband, John, was getting leaves out of a gutter.  Later, the catbird flew right to that spot and looked down where he had been working.  Several days ago I went grocery shopping, parked our car in the carport, opened the trunk, and started carrying in the groceries.  Before I knew it, the catbird flew to our nearby lilac bush and watched me.  Even when I was done and shut the trunk, it didn’t fly off.  Soon after, I got an apple with grape jelly ready for it and put it out by the bird feeder.  It didn’t take long before a catbird came and ate.  Something that has been puzzling me, is that twice when we went on a walk in our neighborhood, a catbird would come and look at us.  Could it be that the same ones in our yard are curious about where we’re going and following us?

The above verse mentions birds making nests.    Recently, I noticed that a pair of catbirds must have made a nest in a bush by our back bedroom window.  As I mowed, I saw them fly low into the bush repeatedly.  Later, we saw their baby perched on another bush by our bay window.  As we watched, a parent catbird fed the baby.  According to Wikipedia, both parents help with feeding, and they protect the nest.  I find it incredible that catbird dads are dependable in helping to care for their young, but some human “dads” leave all the care for a single mom.  Happy Father’s Day to ALL of the dependable dads!