A Little Bird Lesson


A little bird taught me a very good lesson today. While watching a flock of Dunlins on the rip rap at Indian River Inlet, a small Sanderling caught my eye.

This darling little sanderling was hopping around on one leg, the other tucked under him. He was a busy little fellow, beating his friends to any goodies found along the rocks.


But isn’t it interesting that those that have the most to lose are the bravest? This little sanderling came quite close to me, fear set aside.

See, he was showing me that success can overcome adversity, and it shouldn’t hold you back from what you really want.

What a great lesson little Sanderling!


Everyone is handed adversity in life. No one’s journey is easy. It’s how they handle it that makes people unique.
Kevin Conroy

29 replies »

  1. Yesterday I shared what I see in the work you post. Today not only do you show me the eye of an artist but also the heart of a loving person who sees and feels what others don’t.

  2. I so love this, Emily. Sometimes I think I learn more from nature than anywhere else. It’s these subtle yet powerful lessons that can happen when we are open to them. Thank you for sharing yours. πŸ™‚

  3. Well I thought I loved the photography the most, but after reading your post on these photo’s can’t see how one could be better than the other. Exceptional work and showing of talent.

  4. This is freshly pressed worthy!
    Great photos and life lesson. Thank you for this wonderful, heartwarming post!

    • Thanks Ilex ! Alas, I think I’m past the fresh pressed worthy due to the age of my blog. But who knows ! This little bird really charmed me and of course I had to share. Keep strong ! Spring is almost here!!

  5. Oh now this post really touched my heart, thank you for sharing. Its/Your lesson today is one for us all and one for us always. Tuck up your leg and keep on hunting! πŸ˜‰ I adore the last picture of this bird, it looks so soft, vulnerable, and gentle. Honestly, I think your story brings even more emotion and softness to the images. Wonderful, me heart spilleth over! πŸ˜‰

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