The golden plover nests in Alaska and winters in Hawaii. I agree with it’s choice of a winter location! Before it leaves on it’s long flight it will put on 50% of it’s normal body weight in extra fat which it needs for the long flight. However, there is a problem. At the rate it uses its fat reserves it would be all gone when the birds were still about 500 miles from Hawaii. That’s a major problem. You see, these birds don’t know how to swim.
The Lord knew all about that little problem. So how does it make it all the way? By simply flying in the classic V formation that many birds use. This way they will save 23% of their energy. And this is exactly enough so they can make the trip and land safely in Hawaii. And I mean exactly. There is no room for real error here.
Just how did they figure this out? Consider, the first time they decided to migrate, if they didn’t put on enough fat, they would have fallen into the ocean and drowned. That kind of puts an end to the whole species right there, but we still have these amazing birds. Now, if they did have enough fat but didn’t know about flying in the V formation, they still would not have made it and again fallen into the ocean and drowned.
Everything needed to be right the first time or there would be no more golden plovers. God knew what He was doing and gave them this remarkable ability. Things didn’t happen by a series of mistakes over long periods of time. It all makes sense when we start with the Bible when we look at the world around us that God created.
I hope you will enjoy your day, consider God’s Wonderful Creation and God bless!
“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.” Genesis 1:21 KJV
Steve. (featured image is not mine)