reply to post by space cadet
I don't know about birds signaling an impending death, but I do believe they appear in unusual circumstances after a loved one dies.
Personally, I had experienced or known of incidents like these. The first time was a few months after my sis-in-law passed away. My wife and I was in
an isolated coastal retreat when a King Parrot (a bright red & Green bird) caught our attention from a nearby bush while we were in the house.
Then it proceeded to fly onto the gutter of the house and looked down at us, as if trying to attract our attention. It then flew down to some bushes
outside the kitchen. I took my camera and went out to capture some images. I was surprised that it did not attempt to fly away and practically posed
for photographs within an arm's length. I took a whole lot of photos.
What made this event unusual is that this was the first time we had seen this kind of parrot in this property. We had been holidaying there many times
before and while there are other varieties of parrots, they tend to fly off at the slightest hint of approach. My sis-in-law was a former model, and I
can't get over the fact that the bird was posing. Coincidence?
The second event was even more compelling. My best friend had a property in the country where he used to spent most weekends. As there were quite a
number of dead trees, he spent weekends cutting then down.
One Monday 2 years ago, I received this shocking call from the wife that a tree had fallen on him and killed him instantly. As he did not return home
that weekend, and was not replying his cell phone, the wife had asked a cousin nearby to check out on him and that was when she discovered the
To cut the long story short, the cousin told of how a honey eater bird had flown into her house that Sunday by the front door (before she discovered
the tragedy), perched on the rafter for the night, and flew out by the back door the moment the wife rang for her help on Monday morning. What are the
odds of something like that happening even in a whole lifetime. Usually when a bird flies into a house, it will be struggling to find its way out
immediately. Coincidence again?
I recalled sometime ago Russel Crowe mentioned in an interview that an owl flew and landed on the balcony where he was staying. He realized at that
instant, his grand dad had passed away.