Birds as Omens and Signs


For many centuries, our ancestors looked to nature to bring them important information on their health, love, prosperity, and more. Many of our ancestors relied heavily on the messages that birds brought to them, including Native Americans, the Celts, and many more cultures. Why not use the same methods as our ancestors and listen to what nature has to say to us?

In this article, we will learn how to look at birds as omens and signs and how to listen to the messages that they bring to us. We will examine the following birds and meanings:

Birds as Omens

  1. Crows, ravens, and blackbirds bring news of good passage and protection.
  2. Hawks represent clear-sightedness and vision.
  3. Owls are birds of ill omen.
  4. When a hummingbird hovers nearby it means you are capable of achieving the impossible.
  5. A bird in the house means different things depending on the bird and its behavior.
  6. When a bird flies in the window you may encounter an obstacle in your life soon.
  7. If a bird follows you it wants to be your guardian.
  8. Augury is using the flight patterns of birds to answer life questions.
  9. Dead birds represent metaphysical death and change.

Crows, Ravens, and Blackbirds


Blackbird Misconceptions

There is a misconception about black birds in much of Western society. Why is this? Is it simply because black birds are black and the color black seems to be associated with evil? Or is it due to many years of stereotyping the crow or blackbird to be a witch's familiar? Either way, the black bird omen seems to be one that sticks out in many people's minds when hearing the words "birds as omens".

I have to disagree and state that this black bird omen being an ill omen is an incorrect thought. Even the Native American medicine man Bobby Lake Thom who wrote "Spirits of the Earth" states that the black bird always has a message to bring, and it usually is not an ill omen. While the crow or black bird can play the trickster, they are usually benevolent and bring news of good passage and protection. The black bird's reputation as a bad omen is not based in experience or fact.

The video below is one that I took of a black bird (I believe it's a Raven, others tell me it's not) fighting off an attacking blue jay. I took this as a good sign and not a black bird omen. I had a great day and an even better week that week that I saw this huge black bird cross my path. I also immediately associated this black bird omen (albeit a good omen) with the god Bran and the goddess Maeve . . . two deities that had been trying to get my attention for quite some time.


One of the most powerful birds of prey, hawks have superior eyesight. Because of this, they symbolize vision, clear-sightedness, the big picture, and wisdom.

If a hawk lands near you or appears in dreams, a message is coming to let you know whether you are on the right path. Hawks are a call to take notice. Their appearance is considered to be a blessing.

Owls: Birds of Ill Omen?

The owl can symbolize various things, including a warning of death, wisdom, and mystery.
The owl can symbolize various things, including a warning of death, wisdom, and mystery. | Source

As much as I love and adore birds in the wild, is there such thing as a bird of ill omen? I absolutely hate admitting this fact, but I have to. I have personally experienced the owl as a bird of ill omen and read about this in medicine men's writings. That was quite difficult for me to admit, as I am a big fan of owls. I find them to be beautiful and majestic creatures. However, every time my owl familiar has shown up at my home, within a week one of my neighbors dies. So in my personal experience, the owl (no matter how lovely) is a bird of ill omen because it brings news of impending death.

In Eastern Europe, if an owl lands on a person's roof, it is said to portend a death in the home. Some Native medicine men say that the owl can be work for evil forces to spy on you or perform other evil tasks.

Another bird of ill omen, according to some Native American tribes, is the buzzard. While I have no personal experience with buzzards, many find that they bring news of blockages during travel and other aggravating circumstances. Is the buzzard a bird of ill omen to you? Or have they been a bird of protection? Messages can vary from individual to individual.

My familiar, Olly the Owl.
My familiar, Olly the Owl. | Source


Hummingbirds are impossibly strong, fast, and beautiful. They are revered for their speed and energy. If a hummingbird hovers nearby, or especially it one lands near you, it brings a message of joy and love. Native Americans associated hummingbird movement with a dance intended to bring balance to the world.

A Bird in the House

A bird in the house is not necessarily a bad omen.
A bird in the house is not necessarily a bad omen. | Source

What to Do if a Bird Flies Into the House

An old wives' tales from the Ozarks and other regions in the U.S. say that certain birds flying into the house are a bad omen, particularly turtle-doves. But I say make your judgment from the situation and the circumstances that take place directly after the bird is in your home. And of course, by all means, set the little bird free!

  • Watch the bird. Is it trying to get free or is it looking around your house calmly?
  • What kind of bird is it? Could it be a bird that your ancestor or deceased loved one was a fan of? Maybe one of your loved ones is trying to send you a message through this bird.
  • Is it trying to get out? Maybe it's telling you to free yourself from the box you've put yourself in.
  • Not every bird in the house has to be an ill omen. It's similar to the death card in a deck of tarot cards, which can mean both a change or an end, but not necessarily a death. You don't have to take it in the literal sense. Maybe there's an underlying message to it that you didn't see at first.

The ibis is a representation of Thoth, the god of writing, mathematics, and creation.
The ibis is a representation of Thoth, the god of writing, mathematics, and creation.

Some people often wonder if certain actions by birds mean certain things. In my experience and opinion, the meaning may be specific to your life. Birds were known as messengers to the gods. They were said to bring messages to us from the other side. Here are some common bird omens and signs and their potential messages:

A Bird Flies in the Window

When a bird flies into your car or house window and is knocked unconscious, it might die from the impact. This may be an omen that you believe you are getting somewhere in life, but that you will hit a wall soon. Don't worry, another window of opportunity will open. It can also be a sign that family turmoil is in store for the near future.

A Bird Follows You Home

This is not necessarily an omen so much as an indication that this particular bird would like to be your friend. The bird that follows you home might actually be what we call your "spirit guide" or "totem." These birds can be anything from a crow to a pigeon. Research the mythology behind whatever bird is following you home and be open to the fact that this bird might be a guardian of one kind or another.


Seagulls often bring messages from the sea . . . or the other side.
Seagulls often bring messages from the sea . . . or the other side. | Source

Augury is the process of answering a question by studying the flight patterns and actions of birds. The ancient Celts used this technique, and so did some Native Americans. It involves listening to nature and being receptive to the messages it brings us. There are answers all around us, we just have to be open to hearing them.

To read the flight patterns or actions of a bird, you really have to use your personal intuition. Here's how to get started.

  1. Be in a relaxed state and gaze up into the sky. Wait for a flock of birds, or any birds at all, to fly by. Don't worry too much about it. Let the birds come to you spontaneously.
  2. Ask yourself some questions about the birds you see. Do you see a large number of birds, or just one? In what direction are they flying? North, south, east, or west? Are they flying steadily in one direction, or are they swirling about?
  3. Use your intuition to interpret the movements. What do these motions mean to you?

One evening I was driving home from work when I saw a flock of about 20 birds flying above my car, into the sunset. I had been reading birds' flight patterns for years, so it came naturally to simply look at their swirling flight (in and out of one another). To me, this meant that I was to experience some chaos at home that evening. While I won't go into detail, I most definitely did.

Reading birds' flight patterns is not difficult. You just have to be open-minded and willing to watch and listen, with both your intuition and soul. Augury is a wonderful tool for divination and for everyday life.

Finding a Dead Bird

Vultures often scare people away, but they have a powerful message for all who want to hear. They show us that we can make life out of death...we can make good out of bad situations.
Vultures often scare people away, but they have a powerful message for all who want to hear. They show us that we can make life out of death...we can make good out of bad situations. | Source

What Does a Dead Bird Symbolize?

If you've seen a dead bird in the road, or perhaps accidentally hit a bird, it may feel like a bad sign. It may actually be a good sign, showing you that an end to turmoil or pain is coming. A dead bird doesn't necessarily portend physical death, but metaphorical death. Perhaps you're going through the heartache of a break-up. Perhaps you are struggling to find a job. This dead bird marks the end to your search and struggle. A new beginning is just around the corner.

© 2012 Author Nicole Canfield

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darlene wolfe 7 weeks ago

Birds have always been a kinship of spirit for me. Just recently a dear friend Barb had passed on from cancer. She truly was an inspiration and lived life on her terms even til the last days of her life here on this earth plane. Her Art was always an expression of her journey.

When she passed several friends and I went to her favorite place at the waters edge in Coney Island NY. In her honor I brought with me several rocks, markers and kids stickers to decorate as we sat in a local diner talking about her and memories we shared. On these rocks we wrote messages to her or drew hearts, flowers ect. what ever came to mind for each person thinking of Barb.

After we went to the waters edge with adorned rocks in our pockets. I went to the sand and started to draw a huge spiral and placed a white and black feather in the center. I asked everyone to place their rocks any where they felt around this spiral thinking of Barb.

After we gathered our hands together and I read out loud a Cherokee Prayer

for her. We cried , hugged and started to dance around this mandala form knowing Barb's Spirit was present.

We left knowing it would all be washed away giving this energy of Love for Her to the ocean of the infinite.

The next morning I woke early for work and decided to make some scrambled eggs. I went down the hallway and upon reaching the kitchen startled to find a Starling Bird perched on the kitchen chair!!

Then I quickly smiled ear to ear and said out loud "Wow Barb your quick to let me know your just fine sweetie~love you too Sista"

I proceeded towards the window as the bird flew around by my presents and opened it. Within a few moments the Starling found the window and flew out unto the morning sunshine.

So Blessed by her presence of Spirit through this Starling and felt in my heart her love and winks letting me know she is at peace.

Feel free to see some of Barb's art of inspiration on her website.

Peace & Blessings

Sensites58 7 weeks ago

I was parked @ the beach in my van reading after which I go for a swim. I kept noticing that passers by on the shore directly in front of me would stop or pause while looking down. I could not see what they were looking at from my vantage point so after I finished reading I investigated for myself. An adult seagull was lying there with his wings partially spread and not moving from his spot despite the frequent people passing by. It appeared as if his breathing was labored or that would have been my assessment had the energy been human and not avian. As a spiritual man I believe all is a manifestation of GOD at the same time being acutely aware of the natural circle of life, I briefly questioned if I should intervene or just observe. My thought processes shifted into drive and I grabbed my towel and cradled the bird in the towel and carried it away from the surf and placed it under a lifeguard stand. Shortly after many crows, pigeons and other seagulls begin to encircle the dieing bird. I am not certain why but I was moved to place the bird with the beach towel in the van and I forgoed the swim and brought the bird home. I found online the appropriate steps for immediate care of wild birds and followed the steps. I secured a med/large cardboard box, placed a folded towel @ the bottom and cut air holes in the box. Outside of my loving wife performing reiki on the gull we left the bird alone. After about 90' my wife and I's sense came to fruition and the seagull left the physical realm. My wife was in the process of returning the gull to the beach when we found that it was only the avian vessel left in the box and it's spirit was soaring to new heights. Again, I am not certain why but I suggested instead of returning the gull back to the ocean we instead bury it in a corner of the yard. My wife concurred and offered prayers while I dug a hole. I too offered prayers out into the universe remembering people in my life whom are near the end of the cycle of this life that we all will experience and have and will experience again. I find myself contemplating the Life force and the Source of energy that animates all of creation and where might that spark of energetic force that left that seagull this morning go and what it might become. Truly we exist in a Convoluted Universe.Be well and Love. Blessings my Brothers my Sisters.

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Nonya Mouni 4 months ago

I live in South East Texas, and it's been flooding and completely saturated with all the rain we've been getting.

I've recently become friendly with the crow, they walk by me and stare at me at work , and their antics make me laugh.

This morning, heading to work, I had a cardinal try to get in my car. A very wet cardinal. It didn't run into my window, It looked like it was trying to get in. It looked tired, also. By time I went to put my window down, it flew off, and then reappeared at my rear window, the light turned green and I had to go. I saw it fly to the grassy side along the highway, and I do hope it's ok.

What could this mean?

I've heard they are good luck, bring messages from dead loved ones, etc. But all I saw in the moment was a very wet and tired bird trying to get dry.

Jenkyn 5 months ago

Katie the dreamer do you know of any reliable wiccan spell websites thank you for your time

- darkstar

Scorpio1667 6 months ago

Hello! I have a problem at home. My father is an alcoholic and seems very depressed too, things have been incredibly ugly for a very long time in my house, yelling, leaving, coming back, screaming almost everyday. We are all miserable because of his problem. Anyway, he is relly sick, doesnt even eat food, sleeps all the time, drinks throws up, and again, hes getting paranoid, dosnt like any human being. He is a good person, alcohol ruined his life and everything, nobody wont even tlk to him anymore, we all went crazy here, and a few days ago i went to talk to him i couldnt take it anymore. He started crying and saying hes a bad person and is so sorry and sick and stuff, it was probably the worst day of my life and i had a lot of those, and i was tryin to convince him to go to a clinic and stuff and anyway at some point i go next door and i start crying. I felt weak, so tired, so desperate for help. I didnt know what to do, i started praying. I dont even know if i believe in god. I really talked to him though, i felt like i was talking to somebody, i was really desperate, i needed an answer, i asked him for a sign, something a sign to understand what to do, what should i do. And suddenly right away or in a minute i dont remember a bird comes in tgrough the window right next to me. It came like somebidy threw it inside, it was a small brown i think bird, it was desperate to leave or something, started flying around the kitchen where i was and hiting constantly on walls, then flew in the living room, our dog then starts to chase it, and its trying to escape to find an exit it flies back and goes straight to the room my dad was sleeping and finds the exit through th window there right away!

That never happened before, and i somehow i felt that a bird must be a sign. An i read everywhere there may be an ill person in house and possibly die? Although i forgot at that moment that i asked for a sign from god, i just realised that and im asking you. You think that was a sign? And what did the birds behaviour mean?

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kittythedreamer 10 months ago from the Ether Author

Snakesmum - I like that you looked at it with a positive twist. And no, I don't believe your grandmother's death was a coincidence.

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Snakesmum 10 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Interesting hub. I remember years ago, in the UK, a robin red-breast flew into our house. My mother was very upset, because to her it was an omen of a death in the family. Sure enough, within a few days, we heard that our grandmother had died. Co-incidence? Who knows.

This morning, I found a dead bird in my garden, and I'm seeing it as an end to a bad health period I've just been through, which is now good.

I'm always feeding birds in my garden, btw.

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livingelysian 12 months ago from Loveland, Colorado

Thank you for this! I love Ravens!

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kittythedreamer 12 months ago from the Ether Author

Introchannel - thanks so much!

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Introchannel 12 months ago

Interesting. I like the bit on the black birds.

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kittythedreamer 15 months ago from the Ether Author

Felisa - Thanks for sharing!

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Felisa Daskeo 15 months ago from Manila, Philippines

This is very interesting. In my country, black hawks are bad luck birds. In my hometown, people believe that when an owl suddenly appears, someone will die. When the birds are singing around, it means a bright day ahead. Thanks for sharing this awesome hub.

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kittythedreamer 15 months ago from the Ether Author

Hi, Joyce.

It sounds to me like you might already have it figured out, without realizing it. These three birds do seem like they were trying to grab your attention..they're bringing you a message. I think you already know what it is...sounds like an opportunity is knocking on your door...and maybe you're unsure as to whether you should answer it but these birds are saying that you are ready and it is time!

Hope this helps a little. :)

Joyce0987 15 months ago

Hi Kitty,

I hope you can help give me some insight into some encounters I've had with birds lately. Over the last couple of weeks I've had some interesting encounters with birds (3 in total so far).

The first time, I was camping on a beautiful island on the BC coast (Canada) and was packing up my camping gear and a little bird - maybe a wren - was relentlessly flying around my feet in a way that almost jeopardized his safety if I wasn't careful. It struck me as really odd and unusual behaviour for a bird and my first reaction was that he was injured and couldn't fly away, but as strange as it sounds my feeling was that he was trying to get my attention. I don't think he was injured - he eventually flew away.

My second encounter was a couple of days ago when I was walking outside from work to the room where I stay (I work in a northern Alberta camp) and another small bird (no idea what kind) was flying around me and not away from me, which would be the norm. Again, the behaviour seemed odd and my impression was that he was trying to get my attention.

And yesterday (my third encounter) a bird flew into the flight centre where I work with several other people (it's a camp version of an airport where we fly workers home after their rotation is complete). This bird was a bit larger than the other birds and was more colourful. But the strange thing was, he flew past everyone else and up to me, then turned around and flew away. He eventually was set free but again, it struck me as odd.

A couple of things I should point out: My job is ending in September and I've been considering becoming an entrepreneur again. I am a writer and life skills coach and have been on a self-prescribed sabbatical for three years but have been considering entering back into the field of counseling and writing but have doubts and fears that I can't seem to move through.

Any insight you can give me would be much appreciated. Thanks Kitty.

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kittythedreamer 16 months ago from the Ether Author

Ruby - I agree...I've had similar experiences. Though I love owls, they seem to bring warnings of impending death. Perhaps they aren't like this for everyone though. Thanks for reading!

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Ruby H Rose 16 months ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

The owl death warning omen has come true around us a number of times. People we knew were dying and 3 owls every night warble in the trees very close to us until we've heard that the loved one has passed. Then they return to keeping there distance and moving farther away when we come outside.

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kittythedreamer 17 months ago from the Ether Author

Andy - I don't get the feeling that the previous owner's wife has anything to do with what you've been feeling lately. I've found that when crows come around they are either giving a warning or they are telling me to pay attention to the more hidden things in life. Perhaps you have a spirit following you that is trying to get your could very well be your spirit guide...a benevolent spirit who is trying to help you get in touch with your spirituality. Just my thoughts, but I could be wrong. Good luck!

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Andy Hochman 17 months ago

We just bought a house, have not moved in yet. I have been painting the entire interior. The previous owners, (wife) was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She passed away fairly quick. I noticed after the first few days of painting, when i was in the garage mixing paint, i would hear a noise from upstairs like the paint roller sliding against the wall and falling on the floor, just a real weird energy feeling.. Okay, for my entire life i have not really given much thought to things like this... my wife came in and lit white candles and burned sage throughout the house. For a week things went along smooth with me going after work to paint for a few hours. Last night, i hung light fixtures back up. I had the light on in the hallway and was deciding if i liked the yellow or the whiter light.... anyway, i went to the garage to get more hardware to install the doors and when i came back in the light was off, i had the bad energy feeling again. I know that something is up.. I continued to hang the last door and then started to clean and move all the buckets and brushes out to the garage. the door from the house to the garage had been open since i arrived. when i walked into the garage there were 2 black what i assumed to be birds flying in a circle and then out the big garage door. i dint see clearly that they were birds since it happened so fast but they were bird size and black. The garage is finished, its bright and white, no rafters showing....what the heck is going on??? what do the birds mean??

brandy1521 19 months ago

what does it mean if you find a dead black bird in the back yard and it is picked clean and an organ is laying beside it. (looks like a heart to me but im not sure)

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kittythedreamer 20 months ago from the Ether Author

Thanks to Mike beet.

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kittythedreamer 20 months ago from the Ether Author

Kristen - Doves are usually symbols of peace in the home and in families and also love. Canaries - joy!

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Kristen Howe 20 months ago from Northeast Ohio

Great hub, Kitty! Fascinating information on birds. My mother loved owls, as I love doves and canaries. What do they bring? This is a fascinating subject matter.

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Mick Beet 20 months ago from Australia

Great hub...

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kittythedreamer 20 months ago from the Ether Author

I believe every bird has a different message based on the individual. Now some of them can be similar but you really have to determine what the bird is trying to convey to you in the long run. :)

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aesta1 20 months ago from Ontario, Canada

Two weeks ago, an ibis enthralled us beach walkers with its feeding frenzy. It was quite an experience to watch. But what if a bird hits the window as it flies, drops down and then recover seconds later?

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kittythedreamer 20 months ago from the Ether Author

Lefty Jay - Not all birds' messages are ominous...sometimes they serve as a warning and in many cases warnings can be a good thing, right?

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Lefty Jay 20 months ago from Atlanta, GA

Very ominous, I had a feeling that birds were related to omens. I had a few childhood experiences that were creepy and involved birds as well.

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kittythedreamer 21 months ago from the Ether Author

Thanks for reading!

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luisj305 21 months ago from Florida

This was very interesting, especially since I've had several visiting bird omens this week... thanks for sharing!

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Mike Tobiah 22 months ago from Scranton, PA

Very interesting read Kitty! I myself have has experiences with crows. It has always seemed to me that when I'm in some sort of spiritual transition or trouble they arrive. They seem to go when I'm not having issues. I've always been confused on whether this was a good or bad thing.

Vinny88 2 years ago

I am 26 weeks pregnAnt with my first and I'm 37 years old. The other day as I open the back door to check kn my parrot pet a small black bird flew in straight to my room.i went got a broom to chase it out but it looked like it didn't know where to escape ! Does it mean anything ! Finally it flew to the kitchen and out the front sliding door!

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OnAngelsWings 2 years ago from Southern United States

My late husband was a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan. The house that the kids and I moved to after his death has families of cardinals everywhere. There is one in particular that comes to visit every morning without fail. When I was talking about this I was informed that many people believe the cardinal represents a lost loved one and that this may be him letting me know he's still with us.

Raimer Gel 2 years ago

Interesting. Birds can affect the way we live. But in this century, does that still make sense?

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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Kitty, I agree with you on owls -- they are majestic and beautiful, always a sign of good things for me. The Hawk is one of my totems and quite often brings me a message. When I am working with my spiritual mentor a Hawk will often swoop down towards me and back up high when I need an answer. Birds are wonderful and they each have their own way of connecting us to Nature and our Self. I so enjoyed reading this hub, thank you for writing it. Voted up and sharing.

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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

I have been watching birds for years and never connected good or bad luck with them. I once was in my yard watching my birds feeding when a Red-tailed Hawk landed on my garage roof. It sat there for several minutes and I sensed no problem with it or the other birds. Birds have always been from adorable to beautiful in my eyes.

I think that it is only our own inner intuition/third eye which tell us when something will happen, not the birds.

I found your Hub interesting though and gave it thumbs up.


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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Cadyn - From my research parrots symbolize protection but they also symbolize communication and reflection of one's own self. I'm not sure that it has anything to do with your chance of being pregnant or getting a new job, but if you feel like the parrot's appearance is good luck or a good sign, then it is. :)

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Cadyn Wallace 2 years ago

I found an Amazon Parrot waiting for me when I got home the other day. I think he's someone's pet because he's too friendly to be wild. Plus, parrots aren't native to my state. His appearance has had me wondering about a deeper meaning. He's currently living in my house and I'm trying to find the owner, but so much has been going on in my life. I wanted to know if he is a sign of something good? Lately, I've been wondering if I could be pregnant, but I'm also interviewing for a really important job this week. Do you have any ideas?

skimmie 2 years ago

Yesterday while at work (I do commercial painting so we go from job site to job site) I was up on the 9th floor of the building. I wanted to check out the view (watching planes at the airport nearby) so I walked over to the window in a random office. I looked down and noticed a black bird (not sure what kind exactly) ...he was perched maybe a level below on part of the roof. He then flies up to my window and just hovers-looking at me....and flies away. I have never paid much attention to the superstition behind birds-until then (only owls spirit animal). If you could please help me to possibly understand this, it'd be appreciated tremendously! :)

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Piglet - Usually blue jays are a representation of protective qualities over our family members. It is possible that either you or your friend who was with you are being overbearingly protective of a family member (or members) and it was merely a warning of this.

Piglet 2 years ago

Oh, I did take pictures if that would help.

Piglet 2 years ago

I was out for work and ran across three dead bluejays in a row that appeared to have been caught in a grain auger cable. It looks like they could've gotten out at some point but they all three were in a row and dead. It was the strangest thing. Anyone have any ideas on what this could mean? Please keep in mind it is not my equipment or my property. I just happened to stumble upon it. There was also someone else with me at the time.

Canuck57 2 years ago

I had an unusual experience with an eagle once, and perhaps someone here can explain the symbolism.

I was driving along the highway one late afternoon (through the Rocky Mountains) in early October. In the corner of my eye I saw an eagle swooping down and alongside me as I drove. However, this eagle then started to angle toward my car, and within a few seconds the bird hit my vehicle (glanced off on an angle) and crashed onto the pavement.

I immediately pulled over and I could see the eagle lying on the road on its back, and was narrowly missed by a vehicle that came up afterward. I approached the bird and could see it blink so I knew right away that it was just stunned.

So I picked up the bird (it was a young one, but have talons the size of my hands) covering its wings so it would not try to fly away while I was carrying it. I carried the young eagle off the road and just into the treeline, and propped it up on a dried creek bed. The bird just stood there, but it was still blinking and breathing...but just as important it was able to stand on its own. Within a few seconds it started to try to spread its wings, but I could tell that it was still dazed.

I gave it a soft stroke on its head and wished him luck...and I then returned to my car to let the bird recover in peace. Besides, I didn't really want to be too close by when the bird regained its faculties :-).

So my questions are: 1) Was this an omen? 2) what would have been the message had this been an omen? 3) If not an omen how should I interpret the experience?


Bella 2 years ago

For the past few weeks there has been a bird flying around my house. I noticed today that she has built a nest on an old shoe rack I put on the porch, but haven't gotten around to get rid of. So anyway the bird has built a nest on the rack and it has 3 eggs in it. I'm curious as to what this could mean? The bird's been around for weeks now and has fairly recently built a nest and laid eggs. Could this mean something? Any commentary would be helpful in figuring out if this is something I should be worried about.

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Tegan - Pigeons are representations of love and peace. Perhaps your daughter has brought an unconditional love and peace that you did not have in your life beforehand and that is why the pigeons flock to her...she reminds them of themselves. :)

Tegan 2 years ago

I'm curious to know about pigeons. Ever since the birth of my daughter 16 months ago, pidgeons have been following her around non-stop.

The first time I was walking the pram and one flew into the side of my leg.. I dropped the pram and ran until it flew completely away, the next time we were at the park and she started chasing them and I stepped on one, again running away!! They swoop quite close around the house although they don't live anywhere near us and then today we sat in a chicken shop about to eat chicken and salad for lunch and one flew inside the Restaurant. I ran away again and the bird tried to escape hitting the window a few times before it flew down and sat next to my daughter sharing her chair and gave her a tiny scratch in her arm, it waited there to be picked up and was taken outside by the Restaurant owner.. My little girls first words were duck and bird and she doesn't mind them close to her.

Why are they so intent on swarming to her?


rafael 2 years ago

No he was telling the lady they were praying for like the pastor had his hands around her I guess she had something bad or a bad energy so the pastor was yelling get out to whatever the lady had, I was tired that day so I didn't stay that day in church cause I didn't feel good an I left home walking an on the way home I saw a big black crow sitting when I got beside it it starting crowing loud I ignored an it stop when I walk away but do you think the crow tried to give me a sign

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

The pastor was yelling at you to get out? could mean something, yes.

rafael 2 years ago

Hi I Was at church and they were praying for a lady the pastor was yelling get out so loud I was tired so i didn't stay an I walk home an on the way I saw a big crow sitting crowing it stop an when I walk beside it it started crowing I ignored it an it stopped could this mean something?

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Majestic - I had another realization today...where did you say you live? The white and black tall bird could also have been an Ibis. We have them in my area, I don't know why I didn't think of them before.

Majestic 2 years ago


Thanks for understanding. I'm going to let this whole thing go. If there was a message for me, I'm just not getting it. Maybe in time I can look back and say, "Now I know what they were trying to tell me."

As far as portals and other planets, I believe in them. When I was little, I wanted to build a time machine. Haha, such were the fancies of a child.

I notice that you say you are from Arcturus. I'm glad you know where you are from. All my life I wished I knew who I was and where I was from. Oh well...another discussion for another time. May God bless you.

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

majestic - I understand completely...I too feel as though I like logical explanations, but I am also a believer that Spirit sends us signs and visions when we need it..and when we are open to it. Sounds like either a vision or something else to me...and a portal? Of course I believe in other times and other realms. Perhaps even other planets. :)

Majestic 2 years ago


I drove the car for the first time since the "incident" four days ago. I tried to re-create what I saw with my mother acting as "the male bird". He was much taller than she is (5'2" plus 4" for the curb). So, I don't think there is a bird that is 6-7 feet tall with a beautiful wingspan to equal his height.

So it must have been a "vision" as you mentioned. I have a problem with things out-of-the-ordinary. I have to find a logical explanation. There has to be a reason.

There were no words, no sounds; just the thoughts that popped into my head at the time (male, female, majestic, beautiful...). What is the purpose of a vision if it doesn't convey something or teach you something?

Now, don't laugh; but what if the birds happened into a portal of some sort from another time? Really, I'm not crazy, I don't smoke, I don't drink; I'm as healthy as they come. I don't even like taking vitamins.

I just want to understand, if possible, what happened. I know what I saw.

I did think of the colors as being good/evil. The birds were mostly white, so maybe a good change? I don't know.

This has never happened to me ever.

I do appreciate you trying to help me think this through. Thank you so very much!

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

The black and white colors could represent the duality of your changes...white to to white...darkness to light?

Majestic 2 years ago


Thank you for your insight. I thought a phoenix bird was a colorful bird, but I do not know much about them.

You might be right about the symbolism of the phoenix for me. I believe I am at a crossroads in life. Maybe the birds were giving me hope that it is time to rise from the ashes. It sounds hopeful, so thank you again.

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Majestic - That is an incredible story, and no I do not think you are insane. :) Sounds to me like you might have had a vision of some kind...and when you were explaining the birds to me I thought "Phoenix" before I had even read the part where you wrote "Phoenix came to mind". The phoenix is a symbol of someone rising from the ashes...resurrection...revival...reborn. Perhaps that is what your vision was trying to tell you about yourself? Just a thought. Spirit/God/Universe works in very funny but real ways!

Majestic 2 years ago

Two days ago I had a very strange experience. I was driving North on the freeway, I was within 15 minutes of my turn off to home. All of a sudden, on my right side I see two beautiful, majestic,white with some black, birds. I felt it was a male and female and the female was tired. I don't know why those thoughts or feelings came. Anyway, the female landed in the middle of traffic, I saw white and black feathers and her rolling. It seemed to me that the cars didn't care. I then looked to my right and the male was landing on the edge of the freeway close to my car. I didn't want to hit him. He was gorgeous! So majestic in his landing! He had to have been at least 3 feet tall and his wingspan was no less than 5 feet. It was a beautiful sight. Needless to say, I swerved to the left, so I wouldn't hit him. It was a weekday, and when people were getting off work, so there was traffic. The driver behind me honked. I was concerned about the female. It so happened that I was on empty and couldn't stop. I had to make it to my exit to get gas. Anyway, I was determined, after getting gas, to go back and see if I could do anything. In my simple mind, I thought the male would not leave the female and maybe I could somehow get them into my car and, I don't

It wasn't but a 10-15 minute turn around. I searched while I drove past; the area is a flat desert, so I could see the northbound freeway from the southbound. I went further to where I knew it did not happen at. I turned to go northbound again, driving as slow as possible...I saw no feathers, no blood, no smashed animal on the freeway, and no birds! I got to my exit again. What in the world happened? Did I imagine all of this? I'm a normal, sane person. What does it mean? If I were to describe these birds, they were very tall (3-4 ft), mostly white with some black, and a cross between a swan and a very large goose. (A Phoenix came to mind). This is the Mojave desert in California, I have never seen this kind of bird here in the last 15 years that I have lived here. Help me make sense of this. Thank you.

Cheryl 2 years ago

Thank you very much.I see so many meanings for various birds but none for pigeons.

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Cheryl - Pigeons are representative of determination and also issues within the home.

CURIOUS 2 years ago

I've noticed the sparrows warning of bees and beehives for me and my dog who is deathly allergic to bees. They will swoop in front of me in the area where there is a bee. I've tested the theory by picking up my dog and walking through the areas they warn of. They get very disturbed when I continue to go through them but every single time here is a bee or a hornet. A few days ago there were at least thirty sparrows flying erratically in front of me and a friend (dog was at home) and I couldn't figure out the warning, they were insistent though. I didn't cross the street, but sure enough I walked right by an active hornets nest. I quickly went past, but realized that day they don't only warn me of danger to my dog. Then the day after I saw a ton of crows and flocks of sparrows flying in front of my place of employment, this also happened the week before but I didn't know what to think of it. There have been several inicdents of crows making their presence known, flying aggressively overhead, in groups. also, I've been hearing owls hooting in the daytime and last night had an intimidating dream of a giant brown owl swooping towards myself and my partner, I thought the owl was going to attack or take my partner but then realized it was "after" me. I don't know what o make of all this. The birds have been warnings for the bees and my dog for a year now, but the upswing in bird messages started a week ago with hearing owls hooting in the daylight hours. A few weeks ago, maybe a month ago, I also saw a baby owl with my boyfriend in a field. During the day. Everything online is so thoroughly confusing and dire. Perhaps someone here can shed some light.

Cheryl 2 years ago

Hi kitty I was wondering if you had a chance to read my story and if so I would love to hear your thoughts on what this may have been a sign of if anything.

Cheryl 2 years ago

Hi Kitty the dreamer,I told a story about a pigeon under snikchick 6 months ago.

skytreeroad 2 years ago

I know it sounds 'know it all' but sometimes if you add to the thread with other things you have found it 1. keeps the thread interesting 2. aids the author in that respect 3. helps you find the information when you need it again. I found the Hub by researching a question for a neighbor of mine.

skytreeroad 2 years ago

Birds on a wire, you are the topic of chatter. Birds flock (hundreds) from the ground, watch your back. Bird in the house always bad luck unless you buy it and it is in a cage. Birds on your chimney in the winter you are topic of robbery to your dwelling, spring you may have long term visitor, summer you need to attend to household matters. Birds on the roof line your house is topic of conversation. Toss in legal, law, ect. if you are Amer. Indian or related in close way to someone who is Amer. Indian- not to be racial, just what the omens 'fly' to. Use common sense, tho, really, sometimes birds are just there. Birds flock to food, always. If you really notice these things and it really looks out of place that is whether or not an omen is there, or so I have heard. Robins good luck, blue herons change for the better, owls not always impending doom. Bats good omen, Cardinals alive good omen, dead means you better be contacting your spiritual leader or watch out for past spiritual leader. Bluebirds good luck or peskiness on way to you, Ravens always good luck, crows lead by Raven, unless you a farmer or have bird feeder, means you will overcome the intended nastiness. Woman with so many warnings especially cougar or coyote, you are attracting a person of a different faith than you. Maybe good, maybe bad, but a different faith. At least that is folklore. I found all of this on the web, so you know how it may not be all that reliable.

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Cheryl - I'm not quite sure which comment you're referring to. Can you lead me to which question you had asked?

thesnikchick 2 years ago

Good afternoon Kitty,I was wondering if you had an opportunity to read my bird story above I placed it 6 months ago if not would you mind to read it and give me your insight on this rare and special occasion.

Many thanks


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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Death makes way for new life.

JoyHolder 2 years ago

Does anyone have experience with the meaning of a dead Cardinal in the front yard. ? And on the same day as one of the goldfish died in the pond in the back? .It was my day of cleaning up the yard at winter's end to get it ready for the growth of Spring. All the violets are in bloom, but the Cardinal and the goldfish, both bright and beautiful, have passed on......It gives pause for thought. Does anyone intuit this?

Mel 2 years ago

Tons of birds in lowes

Cloudy 2 years ago

I've been experiencing birds that swoop down towards me or looks coming.towards me and it sometimes there a crowd of people but I get the swooping ... This was really helpful but I really want to know why .

Icybar21 2 years ago

I have to share this story after reading your hub. I work at a high school and one year about 5-6 years back, about 5 white owls stared nesting on one of our trees. Everyone was excited and even our custodians build a bird box for them. About a week later there was a suicide at our school, then the next month there where 2 more suicide. All together, theres been 5 suicides at our school. I don't know if this was a message from the owls but they are gone now and the bird box remains empty still.

chuck 2 years ago

Hey I have a question about birds I just looked this up after seeing such weird things happening but there were 2 doves sitting in a pine tree outside my house a flock of black birds flying south in a line blue jays playing just off in the distance cardinals flying in circle next to the playground and 3 crows posted up in a triangle each one in different trees herons flying east and west off in the distance I see a hawk in a dead tree just watching everything among other bird such as swallows and finches everywhere now its long winded but I seen all of this in a matter of ten minutes in a time of year where there rarely any birds here at all any insight on this would be helpful

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Elizabeth - I personally would never take a robin's visit to my home as a sign of death. If he ran into a window and died, then yes that could tell of forthcoming death but not if he flew in and out. Look into the symbolism of the robin and you might have your answer. :)

Elizabeth 2 years ago

II had a bird fly into my bedroom window today he didn't stay long flow in then came to the kitchen then flew out. I believe it was a robin but wasn't sure. What's it mean I was told death.

Jacqueline 2 years ago

I was walking to work this morning and a bird grabe and kinda walked through my legs and kinda walked with me a distance just looking at me

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Aisling Dillon 2 years ago

I've just managed to tug a gas chimney inset fire forward - out of the hearth opening - to release what I believe to be a starling (medium-sized black bird with gold speckles) out of my chimney - and out of the windows in the front room. I've no idea whether this is an omen - but, regrettably, found a dead one last year nestled in the hallway beside my bedroom door just before New Year's Day (freaky!) Now - I seem to have nests of them nearby and don't have a bird prevention cap on my chimney - so, is this just a high volume of birds with the opportunity to access my house - or is it omens from nature? I live in Ireland by the way (if this has any bearing?)

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Robins symbolize growth and renewal and are a symbol of change.

FFFFF 2 years ago

A Robin sat on the gravestone of my parents the whole time I was there. My mum died a few months ago. I would love to know if this means anything.

Cheryl 2 years ago

What do pigeons mean?

sami 2 years ago

thanks so much yes iam as every mother

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

Blue Jays are a symbol of protection of the family. Sounds like you feel as though you have to be the protector over your children perhaps?

sami 2 years ago

hi this morning a blue jay bird got in to my home my son left the door opened it was flying around my kids bedroom I got the bird out I don't know what that mean plz tell me

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kittythedreamer 2 years ago from the Ether Author

pickled78 - Hi, Ronnie. The interpretation of bird flight patterns is something that is centuries old...if not thousands of years old. The Druids actually practiced reading bird flight patterns. I think it is really a personal thing in order to interpret the flight patterns; however, it seems to me that they are saying there is a change in directions...a change in your path. If we look at what the four directions represent, we can see that the East represents where the sun a new day, new beginnings etc. The South represents warmth and growth...and to the Lakota Sioux culture, the South also is the way in which our souls pass back into where they came from. So perhaps you are seeing an indication that someone close to you will pass...which could actually be your neighbor's cat. I think this will be an anticipated passing, and the birds were trying to show you that it will be peaceful, serene, and that they will be there to guide this person or animal to the other side. Hope this helps.

pickled78 2 years ago


Very interesting topic and comments.

I was sitting at my opened front door (just chilling out) with my dog and cat plus my elderly neighbors elderly cat who is deteriorating in health with no help from his owner :(, this was approx 7am, I heard crows squawking and looked up to see approx 6-7 crows flying together from west towards east but as they passed they changed direction and headed towards the south all the while squawking to each other (or me lol), I also noticed another small flock of crows coming from the west just after the 1st flew by but they did not pass by (i can't remember what direction they flew off to - but think possibly south as both flocks must of all been together coz there were no birds before or after they showed up in the hour i was sat there.

I am not asking for an interpretation of the whole event, but i have no idea how to interpret the directions they flew! Could you help me understand what it could mean flying from the west heading east to then change direction heading south?

Any help given would be much appreciated,

Thanks in advance Ronnie

Cedarswampress 2 years ago

was blessed and saved by a medicine women hours after above post. All fear has vanished. No nature omens yet, accept strong sense of mutual love. Beautiful female Pilated Woodpecker eating suet at my feeder today.

Cedarswampress 3 years ago

I am having some terrible problems in my life right now. I have gone from brainwashed abusive childhood religon, to seeing many signs and messages from nature that were too obvious to ignor or disbelieve, to agnostic, to athiest, and now to agnostic again, but very very kreeped out, scared and spoked over all of the owls who keep showing up before people die, or even worse, some horrible things happen to me, as in literally distroying my life, career, finacial security, and not to mention the awful things happening to creatures, (including people), plants and this earth that I love. So anyway, I'm going back to praying for protection to my childhood god. And I'm trying to calm down, and survive, and pay attention to these omens as possible help that they may be reminding me of, such as calming down, slowing down, and not acting on impulse, but on careful thought. Among the many bizarre things that have presented to me, involves a female rdbellied woodpecker. She was flitting about my front porch area all night for three nights in a row. she did peck a little on everything, but much more flitting, and also vocalizations. On the first night, I had to go out to my car to pick up my son. While I exiting my house, she flew straight at my face. While trying to quickly shut the door, I had to block my face from her with my arm. I was screaming the whole time while the bird was jumping up and down on my arm and beating my head with its wing. It flitted back to a patio chair after a few

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Ann - Sounds like bad omens to me, but it all depends on how you interpret it.

Ann 3 years ago

What does it mean when a bird crashed into your car windshield while you are driving?

What does it mean when a bird falls out of the sky and lands in front of you and it is very ill?

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

eaglegal - Birds are often thought to be messengers from the heavens...from the other side. Perhaps it was simply your deceased husbands saying hello.

eaglegal 3 years ago

Last night my college roommate and I were reminiscing about the good times we had with our now deceased husbands back then. During this time there were a few turkey vultures flying overhead and some gulls. I don't remember what was said but all of a sudden a huge wave of these birds started flying in from the north. They circled around the house next door and then her house. In all I would estimate there may have been 100 of these birds circling. After about 5 minutes, they slowly started to leave heading north where they came from. She lives on a lake and a boat was just out of our sight to the south. I thought maybe a fish had been caught and thrown back into the water - as a way to explain this odd behavior. She said she has never seen so many of these birds all at one time. It shook both of us up. Any ideas?

snikchick 3 years ago

I had an experience at a friends pool party this past Saturday evening I would like to share.while swimming in the pool I offered my friend to swim around with the net and scoop up any dead bugs or floating debris that I had spotted around the edges of the pool.Well while doing so I was engaged in conversation with one of the young guests in the pool and a pigeon from out of nowhere came and landed on the net I held in my hand.He lookex ever so calmy at me in the eye and began to eat what was in my net.Then it flew to the side of the pool and watched me.I slowly walked over and extended the net and it walked back on, I then put my arm out and it climbed on to my arm.It cocked it's head and odded then flew away as quietly and swiftly as it came.It seemed to just vanish into the evening air.I had a sense that it wzs some sort of a message and when the time came I would know what this meant.The party hoxt was in awe and swiftly grapped his video camera and filmed it.Any ideas on what the meaning could be? I have read about owls, ravens, robins, hawks andbuzzards butnot pigeons and this happening in this way.

MissingThelma 3 years ago

For the past month or so, I've had so many close encounter with birds while driving. I know that had I not braked, I surely would have hit a few of them. It continued, and was so bizarre that I started thinking they were sending me a message...and tried to think of passed loved ones that had any connections to birds. I was so traumatized a few days ago when we had to send my beloved 17 yr old kitty Thelma to kitty Heaven. That evening while talking with our neighbors about her, I felt a huge wet plop on my head. Thanks birdie..however we weren't stand directly under any trees. Thelma was an indoor kitty and never touched a bird. At the vet, they said she looked like she'd had a stroke. I may be just crazy sad and grieving...but I think my birds were telling me something.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Okay, everyone's entitled to an opinion. Thanks for sharing.

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

Don't think so. The birds act absolutely differently when warning me. They actually look me in the eye by cocking their heads toward me. Never happens otherwise. Have had a crow fly directly toward my windshield and spread his wings to stop at the last moment. hovering in mid-air and then moving off. The spread wings is the highest form of warning, I found out later. The warning was to turn around, as I was thinking of doing, as it was starting to snow. I decided to go on, and the snow suddenly got heavier, with ice mixed in. I ended up in a ditch, and had to spend the next three hours trying to get out. These birds DO KNOW what they are doing. They are aware. They are aware of the future. Awareness is the common link that we have with them. I do not think that this subject could be over analysed in any way, for we know very little about it.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

thresholdofadream - I think you're over-analyzing. The Divine or Spirit has a way to get spiritual messages to us through various means, and if using a bird's flight pattern or behaviors will do the trick, then the Divine will use that as a way to get your attention. Messages don't only come through birds, and I don't necessarily think the birds even realize that they're bringing you a message, it's just that their presence happens to be what you need at that point in time to come about that message. Hopefully this makes sense.

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

I would like to go a bit deeper into this. Where do the birds get the information? Are they pre-programmed to follow certain people, or just people in general. How do they know what is about to happen? This supports my theory that the future is set at the moment of your birth, and somehow the crows can see it coming. I always have the most unusual feeling when the crows are warning me, it's as if I have slipped into a space between dimensions, time seems to slow down and sounds are lowered in volume for a few seconds. Anyone else have this also?

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creativeaqua 3 years ago from India

Thanks for sharing this information. Voted up. I too believe that different birds signify different things. This subject of nature's influence in the daily life is quite amazing.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Wow! Thanks for sharing.

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

Well, here's another one. As I was meeting my daughter in Greensboro, N.C. in the Whole Foods parking lot, I saw the unmistakable signs of crows flying in patterns across my path. This happened as I was driving there, and again as I walked through the parking lot. They are insistent at getting my attention when they are trying to tell me something, and it is usually a warning that I am about to do something that I will regret. I could not come up with the answer, as multiple choices were possible. Could it be something in the store, or on my way home in traffic? Well, they were right. I needed some L-glutamine, and they only had the Jarrow brand in pure powder. I usually use GNC brand. I bought the Jarrow because it was on sale. This was on Sunday. Took two doses on Monday, and felt very sick, headache with dizzyness. Realized what it was, as I always pay attention to a brand change. This stuff is not even glutamine. Does not taste like it, or act like it. I even think it is some kind of pharmaceutical, as Jarrow, since it's sale to a large company, has gone to China for all their supplement manufacture. So the CROWS WERE RIGHT!

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Thanks for reading, Diane! I also love how birds' messages tie into our lives.

Diane6141 3 years ago

Such an interesting page. I saw a male red headed finch first time this morning. The property I live on has a bald eagle and a golden eagle that circle regularly as well as hawks and falcons. I love watching the birds and really feel that if I meditate when I see them that the purpose of the visitation always becomes clear. Moreover it ALWAYS seems to tie in to something in my life and is a significant message if some sort every time. Read your entire page today. Interesting. I will be back for sure.

vtcapo 3 years ago

Here's one for you. On July 3rd a small bird flew into my house in VT and was banging itself against the living room window. It became dazzed and I pick it up with my bare hands took him outside and he flew into the Maple tree in front of the window. How he got through the screened porch is anyone's guess.

Today July 4th I am standing in front of my workbench in the barn and an empty birdsnet falls right on top of the paper work in front of me.

Good or Bad Omen?

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Solaras - Thanks so much!

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Solaras 3 years ago

In I Claudius a bird (Owl or Eagle) poops on his shoulder, and that is considered a very good omen! Voted thumbs up and interesting!

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Anytime! Glad to help.

Heather 3 years ago

Thanks for your thoughts.

Heather 3 years ago

Thank you. I know I have felt a great deal of peace since we laid mom's ashes to rest in a very beautiful cemetery full of trees, sunshine and flowers. Mom baffled us at times with how she felt things or knew things before anyone of us. She did have an energy and I am glad she is free.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Heather - I don't know for sure but this is just a theory from my end. The birds might have known her energy, her spirit...and were mourning her passing so much that they gave up their own lives to be with her soul. I know it sounds whacky but that's the feeling I got from this. I don't think it was a bad omen, I think it was their way of showing gratitude and reverence.

Heather 3 years ago

She was raised on a farm. She had a green thumb and could bring plants back to life. As long as she lived in a house, she always had a garden. She loved animals, especially the dogs we had. Over the last years of her life she loved visits from my little chihuahua who was growing old too and she use to tell me to pick up Cokee differently because she said dogs are like humans when they get old their bones hurt too.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Heather - I'm sure your Mother is in a happy place. I don't think the birds have anything to do with your mother. But it's possible. In my humble opinion, birds flying into windows and glass and such and then dying is usually a negative sign. But it just depends on how you feel about it. Question though - was your mother very in tune with nature? Did she do a lot of gardening or farming? Was she connected closely with animals?

Heather 3 years ago

I believe Mom is at peace and was very happy to see all of together and getting along. But how can this experience be interpreted - good or bad? What are the possibilities?

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Wow, it sounds like they were trying to send a message for sure....a very STRONG message.

Heather 3 years ago

It happened a within the last two weeks - will be two weeks this coming Monday June 17th. It was the same day we buried mom's the same day.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Heather - How long ago did this take place?

Heather 3 years ago

After my burial of my mother's ashes, three small birds flew into the glass railing at my sister's lake house where the entire family gathered for a wake. We carried the birds off in the hopes that they were just knocked out, but they died. We went for a boat ride and when we returned, there was a fourth bird that flew into the glass railing and it was dead. Don't know what to make of it. Mom was spiritual and could feel things before they happened. Mom had four children. Is there any meaning here with birds. Mom was always a gentle person and loved animals and I cannot see her trying to give us a message that would cause an animal to die.

Tasha 3 years ago

I got a really creepy feeling and then when I was walking round a corner a baby dead bird (it was black, not sure what type) was at the side of the pavement I was walking up :( poor bird

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

Happens to me all the time. Don't feel alone in this. The more you pay attention, the more you will begin to see patterns in this. Birds flying close to me have always been a omen of change. Sometimes the crows tell me which direction it is coming from, but not, of course, what it is specifically.

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ako75 3 years ago

Thank you Ms.Kitty for your response. I will continue my quest. It is just nice to know that these things happen to other people as well and I am not alone in my experiences.

Blessings to you.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

ako75 - To me it sounds like you are VERY in touch with nature...many times these beings are drawn to us...I have been through similar experiences as you yourself are experiencing now. As for the dying birds, the finch means happiness and opportunity, the hummingbird means a coming home to the old ways...these birds passing away is significant...unfortunately I do not have an answer as to why they are passing away close to you...but they do have a very powerful message for you...I think you'll need to find the meaning on your own. Ask your spirit guides for help and for clarity. Hope this helps. Blessings to you.

ako75 3 years ago

Hello Ms. Kitty. I would really appreciate your insight. For the past year I have been doing spiritual work and during that time I have had a number of "strange" animal happenings. They almost always come in groupings, below is a list

group 1

the hummingbirds - 20 to 30 visits

the coyote - a visit at work, in the parking garage

the blue herons - 2 flew over my car, clearance of maybe 3 feet

the crows - ever present, they caw softly when I come outside, when I am inside they follow my from room to room and watch through the window. I feed them now (from time to time) and they know my car/are usually waiting for me when I get home from work

the dear - two doe and a fawn crossing the street

group 2

the owl - flew over my head, clearance of about 6ft

a few more hummingbirds - one in particular that hovered at eye level for about 30 seconds a few feet from me before, sort of checking me out

continued visits from my crow pals

the hummingbird - dropped out of the sky in front of me (deceased)

the finch - dropped out of the sky in front of me wounded (at work), passed away before I could get them help

To give a little context, my work and home are in highly populated areas, I live in the suburbs. I try not to mention these events to anyone as they seem so out of the ordinary. Each event has occurred while I am alone.

The owl, dead hummingbird and dead finch have all occurred in the past 5 to 7 days. I buried the two that passed and said a prayer to Great Spirit honoring them & always thanking for the sign/gift.

I am just trying to put together what the message is.

I would REALLY appreciate any thoughts/feelings you or other commenters may have.

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poshcoffeeco 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Before reading this if someone had told me that birds bring us messages I would have told them they were bonkers. You have just given me answers to a daily encounter with a Barn Owl. Toward the end of 2012 and at the start of 2013 I noticed an Owl always seemed to be waiting for me at about 11 o clock everyday around the same place. After seeing me he would always fly with me for half a mile then fly off into the distance. It was at the time my Mother in law was ill in hospital. She came home but after 17 days, sadly she died. I haven't seen the Owl or any other Owl since. I am of the opinion now it was sent to make me aware of her impending death. If only I could've foreseen it.

Thanks for sharing this.

I am voting up and sharing this.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

phoenix - AWesome! Then it does indeed make sense as to why you're seeing the Robin. He is your spirit guide, at least for the moment. :)

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phoenix2327 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Thanks for responding, Ms. Kitty.

It seems to fit my situation very well. I recently left work to devote myself full-time to writing. I'm currently editing some old stuff and looking for new things to research and write about. So it stands to reason why I'm seeing the robins.

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

Well, I agree totally with kitty.....I have long heard that our pets carry our burdens, whether health or psychological, helping us, and most of us are unaware this is happening. I had two dachshunds whom we loved, but never thought special because we were very young newly marrieds and had many dach puppies in the past. As with most of my generation, we pleased ourselves before taking care of the dachs. They both died of illnesses which could have been prevented, had I taken more notice. It is now 40 years later. A miracle has occurred! Both dachs have reincarnated, in the exact size, traits, habits, bark sounds, facial shapes, of the old ones held next to the new ones are identical!!! The Lord gave us a second chance, and believe me, we have spoiled them terribly!!! Sleep in the bed with us! Now need puppies to keep it going.....


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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

phoenix - I have not had much experience with the Robin, but here is what I found:

Robin symbolizes rebirth and great sacrifice. The robin is a divine bird, and "Robin people" often have past life ties to Jesus Christ. Robins are good parents like many birds are. One facet of this power animal their ability to nurture themselves into true adulthood. This is signified by the robin's red breast - it symbolizes the activation of creative energy, inciting growth. This is also linked with the Robin's traditional connection to spring - the season of renewal. When we let go of our past - a lot of which stems from childhood experiences - we are refreshed and renewed, thus unburdened and free to nurture and serve ourselves as well as others. If the robins gifts have not been learned and utilised correctly, you will be continually challenged by the prospects of change with difficulties cropping up as well as emotional disharmony. Let go of the past…move on.

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phoenix2327 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Good Morning, Ms. Kitty. I have returned to this hub in the hope of finding some answers. I couldn't quite see what I was looking for although I did find the sections about crows and ravens useful.

I've been trying to photograph a red-breasted robin that perches on my fence first thing in the morning. He always flies off just as I am about to click the shutter.

While walking through the local country park yesterday, I saw some more robins flitting through the trees. I managed to get some shots but they were so rushed I'm not sure they will be any good.

After leaving the park, we decided to pick up some groceries from the cash and carry. It's basically a warehouse and while picking up my items, I kept hearing a bird chirping so I went in search of it. Perched on top a high shelf was a robin.

I am now wondering why I've seen so many robins in one day when normally I may see one or two a week. I've read that they are a symbol of change and rebirth. I'm wondering if you could give my your opinion. I'd be very grateful.

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lesliebyars 3 years ago from Alabama

Great story and good luck. Quite possibly the birds are telling you something.

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

We at one time had two pet ducks. They were as smart as our two dachshunds. When we would drive up to our garage, the ducks always beat the dachs around the corner from the back yard. They were great watch ducks, quacking at anything abnormal. They would swim in our daughter's wading pool, and eat watermelon with her. I really miss them now.

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wowsite1234 3 years ago from Moncks Corner, SC

Hey, Great Hub!

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Ohhh, I do love ducks. :)

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Maggie Bennett 3 years ago from New York

Mallards have been messengers in my life.

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

Just wanted to reassure anyone out there who is experiencing strange things happening to them. No, you are not going insane! It's the usual blocks in the energy flow that happen when both Saturn and Mercury are retrograde. Mercury will go forward around the 24th, but Saturn has a few more months until it resumes forward motion. This energy always feels, to me, as if it's going in a circle, and not forward. Many unusual things happen during this transit!!!

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THEmikeLO 3 years ago

I must say owls freak me out. They always have, and this just confirms why! Very cool post.

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Elias Zanetti 3 years ago from Athens, Greece

I love owls! the hub is great! Thumbs up! Voted beautiful & interesting! Cheers!

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

To answer Sammie.....I try to look at bird signs the same way I look at astrology. They both seem to warn of conditions being in place for something to happen. Each time I have a bird sign, I try to remember it for the next week, and be in a more than average alert state. This way I usually can avoid a bad situation, or, if it actually happens, am more prepared for it. You said these were "black birds". Were they actually crows? I have had flocks of both in my yard. Only the crows have ever been a predictor of future events. At the time I perceived the event to be bad, but as time passed I understood why this had to happen. Our daily vision of the present seems so obscured that I wonder how we accomplish anything at all!

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sammie8706 3 years ago

Does it mean anything if u have a flock of black birds in ur yard?? About a month ago I was driving not to far from where I live I seen a flock of birds flying over a house later that day it caught on fire nobody lives there it was for aale but still scary and now I have a flock of around my home n my yard scares me im very paranoid

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

If I remember correctly, old Indian lore held the eagle high as a spirit guide and good omen.

Off the subject....just wanted to talk about astrology for a bit. Most of the sites describe planetary positions as making a certain situation either more or less possible or advantageous. I would like to add how it feels, mentally and physically. Taking a retrograde for example, this of course is when a planet seems to go backwards in relation to our orbit. It will slow for about 2 weeks before standing still for approx. 2 days, then turn backward, slowly picking up speed for about 2 weeks. After the retrograde period, this process will repeat, but in reverse. I experience this as a slow squeeze of mental processes, an increase of stress, so to speak. It reaches maximum at the dead still point, then slowly recedes as speed is reached. Seems to be much worse with the larger planets, Jupiter and Saturn. If something has been brewing for a while, the still point will usually be the height of the crisis.

Long winded I know, but still more later, if there is interest in this.

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eddiecarrara 3 years ago from New Hampshire

Hi Kitty,

Today, sitting in my car, waiting for my son to get out of school, I saw a bald eagle in the distance, I could tell right away because of the size of the bird. I always have my DSLR with me, but because it's been so cold in NH, (-4 at night) I have been leaving it in the house :(

I watched the eagle soar over the tops of the trees, then he turn and flew directly over the my car, I just watched in amazement. I was bummed I didn't have my camera, but extremely happy I had witnessed its beauty.

We have bald eagles around here, but I have never seen one that close. As it flew overhead, I was wondering what it meant, what was the message?

Interesting hub, definitely food for thought. Thanks :)

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

wetnosedogs - I don't know where they go, but they leave and come back every year. Thanks!

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

So interesting about the birds. I couldn't hear the owl video well, but it seems you said you thought they left. Where do the owls go -migrate to where?

I didn't know owls were evil, I thought, too, they meant wisdom. I had heard black birds are a bad omen. But all these lovely, feathery creatures, it is hard to see.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

theshold - Amazing! I've always been interested in divining rods but never got into it. You have me wanting to try it out now for sure. Don't thank me, thank you for providing the info here. Blessings and can't wait to hear more.

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

Just a bit of info about divining rod detection, as the astrological will take more time than I have at the present moment. Rods can be of almost any bendable metal. I have two that originally were used in welding. About a foot and a half long, with additional six inches bent 90 degrees for a hand hold. To divert bad energy from your house, go to each corner of the yard. Holding the rods loosely in each hand pointing outwards, walk back and forth over the area. When either a good energy line or metal pipe is walked over, the rods will cross each other, turning inward. Hard to believe, but it worked the first time for me. When a bad energy line is crossed, the rods will diverge, turning outward, sometimes both, sometimes only one. Try to locate the exact spot. Then drive an iron rod into the ground, flush with it. Old rebar from construction sites works well. This seems to channel the energy up and over the house, if each corner is treated likewise. There are many anecdotal stories of people's luck changing drastically after this was done.

Will add some personal astrological experiences at next post.

Thanks for asking for more info, 'cause I've got years of it accumulated, and would like to see if it helps someone.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Honestly I would love to hear more about lay lines and especially more about astrological predictions. Fascinating!

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

Thanks for your answer, Kitty...I have lots of info of this kind, various subjects, all pertaining to unusual or 'non-normal' practices as viewed by the average public, such as divining rod detection of lay lines, deflection of harmful power sources, astrological prediction of probabilities ( very useful! ) and much more. Let me know if I can expound upon ye forementioned.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

threshold - This is called augury, when you look at bird's flights patterns and interpret them accordingly. It's an ancient celtic practice.

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

I really believe it depends on what kind of bird it is. Crows, especially, carry a type of knowledge that they want to impart to you. This has been proven true to me over the course of the last 30 years. A large flight of crows flying over you usually means major change is headed your way, and if you notice the direction they are headed, the change will come from this way. One single crow flying low towards you, and either spreading his wings as if to land, to attract your attention, or giving one or two loud caws as he passes over, means that, very quickly, sometimes within the next hour, you will experience something that at the time you find unpleasant. With me it usually is an argument with someone or car trouble. It probably will be different with others. If you start to notice this, and watch it for a while, you will notice the "cause and effect" phenomenon. I am a Christian, and have no attachment to the dark side, but still this happens consistently!

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alwaysjenny247 3 years ago

thank you kettythe dreamer i wish been able to heed the warning they both would be here today now if i see a bird gettin close to the house i freak out inside myself i really did find this to be good hub i just joined and so far so good

thresholdofadream 3 years ago

If you read Carlos Castaneda, the first two books, I think I remember that the info on crows is in there. I know he became very lazy and drugged after he made all that money on the books, but don't discount what he learned in the first five or six books. I think he discovered something amazing that he wasted later because it was so hard to do. Please check this out, as most of the info here I have tried and it works!

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

alwaysjenny - I am sorry to hear of such a tragic accident. The birds could very well have been trying to warn you of things to come.

alwaysjenny247 3 years ago

i have a story that is very true about "the bird in the house" i was always told growing up that if a bird flies in the house there was gonna be a death in the family. In 2010 me and my boyfriend were staying in his families cabin we did every friday night and sometimes saturday nights i loved that cabin the moment i laid eyes on it always looked forward to my weekends i always slept so good there well it was routine always to go there. One sunday morning after being there both friday and saturday night we were going to go up to my boyfriends families house and eat sunday dinner just like every other weekend and my boyfrien was loading up our trash and cleanin the place back up i was making the bed and 2 birds don't really remember what kind they were small maybe a scrub jay or blue jay but they both at the same time came in like right toghether i jumped under the blankets and i knew at that exact time something wasn't right i remebered all the stories in my life about " the bird in the house and death" never in a million years would i have ever imagined i even said it to my boyfriend as he was shooing them out and getting them out of the cabin about 3 weeks went by my boyfriend and his brother were called out to work the both worked at the same place and were close as brothers could be on that night in december at about 10 pm my boyfriend called frantic saying he had ran over his brother 7 days later his brother died of the injuries the birds came right to my head but i never said it out loud but i knew and i kept thinking who was the other one 5 days later i get a call from a buddy of my dad and he said you need to get down here your dads girlfriend was found dead this morning at her home i was shocked already but was trying to stay strong for the man i loved while he and his family were coping now my dad needed me and i just was thinking she was the other bird in my mind never out loud needless to say i believe it i seen it i felt it , it was very hard to put this into words i just felt i needed to my boyfriend lives with horrible horrible ACCIDENT everyday my dad blames himself for the girlfriend and there's me tryin to help but always remebering those 2 birds in the house

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

savvydating - Omens and signs for each bird vary by culture and region. I say whatever you feel the owl represents to you is what you should stick with. :) Blessings.

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savvydating 3 years ago

I had always thought owls represented wisdom. I had a dream of a big owl over a month ago and I was happy about it. But then my elderly neighbor told me she had learned, through her readings of American Indian culture, that it meant something else. However, she refused to say what. Now I know why! OMG. I'm sticking with my wisdom thing.

Thanks for an interesting hub. I really enjoyed it.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

alfredfox - Very true! Awesome comment, thanks!

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alfredfox 3 years ago from London

Very interesting. I have always believed that birds are angels. While we humans believe that we are the most important creatures on earth, i believe that the birds that fly above us and nest around us are in fact the rulers of this planet. We have talked about angels for thousands of years, about creatures that watch above us, are we so ignorant not to see what is in front of our very eyes?

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FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

Very intriguing hub about birds being harbingers of good and bad fortune. Voted it up and interesting.

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kittythedreamer 3 years ago from the Ether Author

Thanks, Trish! Yes, when I was a child we had birds fly into the large window to our living room...but when it was they always got hurt...and I always wondered what sign that was. Blessings.

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trish1048 3 years ago

I was drawn to your hub by it's title. What immediately came to mind was both my mom and grandmother always said if a black bird flew into your house, it was a harbinger of death, and at the very least bad luck. I do recall going to several funerals as a child, but it was so long ago I couldn't say if those events were preceded by a black bird.

Very interesting hub, and I enjoyed your videos :)

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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

daydreamer13 - Awesome! Glad I could help. :)

Peggy - Thanks for the support. I wonder if she is?

TK - I've never seen a great horned owl in nature...only the tiny screech owls. I bet they're amazing creatures!

wanda - I would love to see those pictures!

bas2basics - I didn't know that about owls in Spain, thanks for sharing. Very interesting. Yes, we had a family of owls with exactly 3 in our tree in our yard. Love seeing them!

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bac2basics 4 years ago from Spain

Hi Kitty. Owl´s are cosidered to be lucky in Spain so I´m fortunate to have had a pair nesting somewhere very near to my house for the last 2 years. When I first heard the baby´s making noise, I and my guests at the time and my neighbours could´nt work out what the noise was, but then we saw them in the trees, not very clearly as it was dark, but you could see the outline of 3 sitting together, and then we heard the unmistakable call of the parents. They brough up another family this year, and also I had birds nesting in a box and an ornametal pot on one of the house walls. I love having all this birdlife round me, to me its an honour that they should feel safe enough to be so close.

wanda 4 years ago

Iwas just in appleton tenn and there are tree famlies still living there,the town still stands as my mother grew up there.while there an owl flew very low over myself and three sisters and that very night i seen three strange balls of blue light dancing around in the trees i took a picture of one i seen at the graveyard.I don't know what thay are but remember hearing my mother and grandmother talk about them. anyone know if the owl was warning me of something.

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TKs view 4 years ago from The Middle Path

Hi, Kitty

Great topic and obviously well received by your readers.

If I remember right, the Raven is larger, has a slightly more curved beak and usually has a more pronounced "ruff" around it's neck. All things describable best if there happens to be one of each present, of course.

I've had many experiences with owls. Although some have pertained directly to the death of someone close, I tend to see them more as messengers of change, or transition, as death can also relate to the release of an old thought form or belief.

There was one night, back in SoCal.,after doing some significant meditative energy work regarding humanity in general, some friends and I visited several parks around the city. Great Horned owls kept showing up everywhere we went. What was very strange is they traveled in a flock, which I'd never heard of before and have never witnessed since.

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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

This is so interesting! We have had a robin in our neighborhood that has been flying into our windows and our neighbor's windows in the house across the street from ours. Her grandmother and my mother both loved robins and we both discussed the possibility that these were messages to us from our loved ones.

I liked what you wrote about robins...

"Joy, Hope, Clarity, Renewal, Pleasure, Simplicity, Happiness, Satisfaction, Rejuvenation, Contentment, Bright future, New beginning

You're not pregnant are you? Or trying to get pregnant?


No chance of my becoming pregnant at my age, but for my younger neighbor friend...a possibility. I am going to forward this to her.

Voted up and interesting. Thanks!

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daydreamer13 4 years ago

I really like this hub! I've always thought about what nature tells us and was always a little fussy on what birds and their actions meant. I've heard many different opinions on this. Your hub clarified some for me. Thank you. Voted up!

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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

daughter of maat - Funny that you mention the hawk being a guardian, in Bobby Lake Thom's book "Spirits of the Earth" he specifically says that eagles & hawks can be guardians. It seems as though your hawk-friend is watching out for your dogs' graves and your family too. :) I like ravens too...but I can never tell them apart from crows, except for I think they're larger usually.

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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

cardelean - Okay, LOL. It was just a thought...but the new job might be what the birds are trying bring to you. Awesome story, thanks! And good luck!

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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

Lord NO Kitty! LOL, that ship has sailed. I'm quite content with the two I have now. I am however hoping to find a new job so maybe that's the renewal and hope. Thanks for your information. :)

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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether Author

cardelean - I hadn't read or had any experiences with the red robin...but here's what I found on one site:

Joy, Hope, Clarity, Renewal, Pleasure, Simplicity, Happiness, Satisfaction, Rejuvenation, Contentment, Bright future, New beginning

You're not pregnant are you? Or trying to get pregnant?

prakriti - you may very well be able to do that. The Native Americans believed that birds were messengers of god and ancestors. Tell the bird what you want to tell your loved one.

moonlake - Yes, I've heard that that has happened to others as well...but again, you have to go off your experiences in order to interpret bird omens & signs. :) Thanks!

klara - Yes, I have an owl friend too (pictured in the video above)...and he is a friend, but he also warns of death usually. I don't consider it bad, I consider it to be a good thing that he is trying to tell me beforehand.

OldWitchcraft - Thanks for the support!

cruelkindness - Thanks for your comment.

amethystraven - You're absolutely right about owls. I don't find them scary, but helpful. Thanks so much.

phoenix - I don't think birds are bad or ill creatures, I simply think they bring messages...whether we want to hear those messages is up to us. Thanks!

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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

I've never believed birds were an ill omen. They're just too beautiful. Like everything else in life you need to keep an open mind and how it reflects on your personal circumstances.

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Amethystraven 4 years ago from California

I find owls bring awareness of things people may not be ready for. Since people are not ready for it, they may consider whatever the message is to be ill, or an omen. Owls make us acknowledge the things that we have not seen with our conscious eyes. They bring things into realization weather we are ready for it or not. Change is constant weather we want it or not. The owl brings awareness of change.

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cruelkindness 4 years ago from an angle view.

Hubs like these are my favorite. The myths carried on based unusual reasoning. I believe if I remember correctly that crows are the smartest animal 2nd to humans.

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Daughter Of Maat 4 years ago from Rural Central Florida

I have a red tailed hawk that visits us occasionally. He sits in our Catalpa tree which is the tree my dogs are buried under. I'm not sure what that really means, but it feels like he's a guardian.

Great hub. I love ravens, I think they're beautiful birds. I believe the main difference between ravens and crows is the bluish gleam in the feathers of a raven. I could be wrong, but that's how I've always distinguished the 2.

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OldWitchcraft 4 years ago from The Atmosphere

Great topic! Great pics! I have always loved owls, especially.

Voted up and accolades!

klarawieck 4 years ago

In Cuba, the owl is also a symbol of death. But years ago, when I lived a few blocks away from Miami Metrozoo, I had an owl visit almost every night. We became friends and I always looked forward to her midnight visit.

I had never heard of Augury before. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. :D This is interesting.

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moonlake 4 years ago from America

My grandfather told me when his little daughter and granddaughter were sick a bird flew in the house. He got it out but the little girls died shortly after. I did find their death records in the 1930s. They both died the same day. That was on my Dad's side of the family. My Mom's side of the family panic when a bird flies in the house.

Voted Up on your hub.

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prakriti nautiyal 4 years ago from india

if a bird visits us regularly can we end our message to loved ones with whom we cannot talk?

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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan

Interesting hub and timely for me. We discovered, about a week ago, a robin's nest with two (and the three) eggs in it. Until I read this hub, I hadn't thought that perhaps it was a sign of some sort. Any thoughts about what omen a Red Robin may bring? :)

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