These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned. Two out of the litter of five didn't survive, and these three weren't doing very well.
Noah is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove, that is in the rehab center. Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in -- even sleeping in front of the door to the cage.
Then, suddenly, there were only two bunnies in the cage. But when Noah moved a bit from the front of the cage, to everyone's surprise...there was the tiny bunny..under Noah's wing..sound asleep! That little bunny rabbit had crawled through the cage, preferring a featherbed, no doubt, to snuggling up with its littermates.
Now, they are all together and the bunnies are doing GREAT! When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah's feathers, he carefully extends his wings out to surround them and then they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak. It is beautiful and amazing to see!
I'm reminded of verses in the Bible where our Heavenly Father's
tender loving care is likened to a mother bird sheltering it's young.
This is just one of many....
'He will cover you with His feathers,
and under His wings you will find refuge....'