He was just standing there.
The ground had been recently plowed to accept the grass seed we had purchased. Like a lawn ornament, the rather rotund looking bird stood in the broken soil, perusing his surroundings. He was all alone.
Being alone has its good side and its bad. If he had seen a sizeable worm for dinner, he wouldn’t have had any competition. If a neighborhood cat had been on the lawn, well….he was the only bird.
Do you ever feel alone in your circumstances? God has not left you. We must keep looking to God for guidance and for protection against discouragement. We must keep our mental "eyes" fixed on Him. He is our refuge.