What does seeing dead birds mean?

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In the past two weeks I have had three different people ask me what it means to be seeing dead birds.  They are seeing one bird, then a couple of days later may see three birds, and then a couple of days after they will see another dead bird.  The species is different in each case.

These beautiful animals are actually messengers from the Divine, Spirit, Universe, God, whatever name you choose.  The message is not one of doom and gloom, you are not going to die in the next three days, it is not a “forerunner” of death and destruction.    One of the people who emailed me about this wondered if it is a forerunner to the end of the world that is coming in 2012 that she has been hearing so much about.

These dead birds are actually very similar to the “Death” card in a tarot deck.  It represents a death, but it is a death of something you have been focused on.  It could be the death or “end” of a bad relationship, or a bad financial situation, or a behaviour pattern you have been wanting to break, etc.  And with all things that end, the way is then clear for new opportunities to come into your life.   For instance, if you are in an unhealthy relationship, it is unlikely that a new healthy relationship is going to come into your life if you are still involved or healing from the unhealthy one.  Once you have dealt with it and are ready to move on, the universe will send you a message to let you know that it is now time to move forward with your life.  That is what these dead birds are, a message that whatever you were dealing with is now “dead” and behind you and you are now ready to move forward with the new opportunity that has been presenting  it self to you but that you have been ignoring for some reason.

So, see the sign, and determine what message it is sending you and be grateful that you have now received the message and start looking for the new opportunity.

 

230 comments to What does seeing dead birds mean?

  • Michelle

    Wow – Same for me too – Exactly what I am going through in my life right now. Thank you – Great info here! :D

  • Louise

    Perfect explanation! Few’! got scared there for a min! lol but makes perfect sense =)

  • Penny Lighthall

    The answer to your question is in the blog post, so I will refer you back to it.

  • marsha

    I was making eggs for my family and I mad about 6 eggs and each egg had 2 yokes in it. and later that day my kids found a dead bird in my back yard and i was wondering what that means friends said it was weird .
    thank you marsha

    • Penny Lighthall

      Marsha: sometimes a rose is just a rose and nothing else. We are receiving signs all the time, however, I caution you and others not to reading something into everything. You will drive yourself crazy doing that. Having double yokes in eggs for breakfast and finding a dead bird in your yard has nothing to do with each other. It is quite common to have double yokes in your eggs, and it is quite common to get an entire carton of double yoke eggs, I get them all the time.

      As I mentioned in my article, a dead bird is a message from the Divine that you are ready to deal with the end of something in your life – an unhealthy relationship; a crappy job; a draining friendship; or any other number of things – so you can move forward with your life. If you still feel the two events are connected, then perhaps the lesson here with the double yokes and dead bird, is to encourage you to use your own intuition and to not allow the superstitions of others to influence you in your life. Make your own choices and take responsibility for your own actions, etc.

      Thank you for responding, and I trust you will find this useful.

      • mo

        I have just moved into a new home. Trying to make a go of a failling marriage, when i keep seeing dead birds on my path. so freaked out, but i think i understand its time to move on .

        • Penny Lighthall

          Hi Mo. When we see dead birds, and understand the meaning of its message, we often know instantly what it is in regard to. Go with your intuition, for it is 100% correct, 100% of the time and when we do as our intuition guides us to do, our lives only improve, it can never get worse. Actually, when our lives are filled with chaos and drama it is the result of ignoring our intuition. You know your situtation best, and your intuition will guide you to do what is in your highest good.

          Light, love and peace – Penny

  • Thanks for the info because I have been disabled and in a relationship that is mostly on sided and my choices are limited and reading this gave me some hope. THANKS

    • Penny Lighthall

      This posting in the blog gets a lot of attention. I am glad it has given you some help. Remember, you are a perfect divine child of the universe and it is not necessary to change for anyone, you are perfect just the way you are. The only time is it necessary for us to change is when we choose to for our selves, to improve or make our lives better. Changing for others never works – well it might for a while – but in the end you will be as miserable as before you made the change. I am glad this posting gave you hope. It is also my hope that it has also given you the courage to do what is in your highest good in this situation. Light, love & peace

  • lisa

    Hi i was just reading your article about what it meant about seeing dead birds. is this what it really means? A dead bird out of know where fell dead right in front of my car the other day. then a day later, im on the highway and i pull over to get sick, and i open the door, and there is a dead bird. I have been in a relationship for 12 years now,and i know it needs to end. do you think these are all signs for it????

    • Penny Lighthall

      Yes, this is what it really means. Others may tell you that dead birds is a “bad sign”, or an “evil sign”, or an sign that something bad is going to happen. These are “old wives tales” based on old superstitions, which were often supported by the early fear based religions, and still persist today. Remember, in order for new energy to come into your life, you have to let go of some of the old energies, and the dead birds are signs, that you are ready to let what is no longer serving a purpose in your life, die, so that new stuff can have room.

  • Catherine

    I just saw a dead finch on our rooftop. I live in a high rise in a big city. It made me shudder at first, and I took it as a bad sign. I was so relieved to read what you wrote because I am going through some very difficult times and I am praying they are almost over. You made me feel better, thank you!! :)

    • Penny Lighthall

      It is a sign for sure that the pain you have been in resulting from this situation is coming to an end, and you are about to move on to a new level in your spiritual life. Namaste – Penny

  • Trisha

    Thanks Penny! This info has helped alot

    • Penny Lighthall

      So glad it was useful. This posting on my blog receives more attention than all the others put together. I am really glad I posted it, as many people are gaining comfort and new perspectives from it. Light, love & peace – Penny

  • claire

    Does the type of bird matter? The other day I was driving to work and I saw a dead crane. What would that mean?!

    • Penny Lighthall

      All birds, animals, insects, and sea life are messengers and teachers. The article you read is a very generic interpretation for seeing dead birds. As with all messages that we are given, it is up to you to determine what the meaning is for you, as two people will see the same sign and each receive a different message from it.

      There are many different types of cranes, and each species will signify a particular message, but cranes in general are signs of guardianship, often pointing out that spiritual justice is in play, usually in some form of Karma playing out in somewhere in your life. Its main message is that it is now a good time to do some self reflection and may be time to look at past live and past issues.

      • Sish

        Hi Penny,

        I saw 4 dead birds on the same route as I did my morning walk. The next day I saw the same birds but also encountered an injured bird struggling to cross the road and it succeeded without being run over. Then at arriving at home there were two birds perking at my lounge window making whistling noises as wanting to enter through the closed window. The one bird was very persistent for about six hours and eventually it was too dark for it to persist.

        Please advice in what all this may mean.

        Thank you

        • Penny Lighthall

          As this blog indicates, seeing dead birds is a sign that you are ready to leave a situation that is no longer serving your higher purpose, and the pecking at the window was to get your attention. The universe was not sure that you “got” the message, and so sent birds to draw your attention to it. Have a look at where you are in your life, what is going on that is no longer serving a purpose, what are you ready to “leave behind” as you move forward with your life. What were you thinking about as the bird was pecking on the window, they were wanting to draw attention to that. Sit quitely for a bit and see if you can remember what was on your mind that day or at that time. This will be a clue.

  • Janet

    Hello Penny, I would like to thank you for your blog! This has really helped me. Today I took my daughter to the doctor and as I open the door to my car I see a little dead baby bird then I leave to another place miles away about 2 hours after seeing the bird I get out of my car and to my surprise I see another dead bird in front of the door to the place I was going. I was worried about it being something bad. I have been in an unhealthy marriage and have suffered so much and now I see what this means. A new beginning time for me to let go and move on. And not only my marriage but so many things have gone wrong in my life in the past two years that it has to get better.
    Thank you so much
    Janet

    • Penny Lighthall

      Yes Janet, things will get better, you “got” the message, and as you remove things from your life that no longer serve a purpose or are not in your highest good, you will be leaving space for better things to enter and as they do, your spirit will be uplifted and you will wonder why it took you so long to figure this out. Be gentle with yourself, it is all part of the process.

  • LOJO

    ive been finding dead baby birds I really dont know what they mean and when I talked to my pastor about it. But I feel as if she blew me off. does the age of the bird matter I just find it odd that im finding young dead birds? they are yellow and gray if color matters… I just want to know how this links back to me and no one i know can tell me.

    • Penny Lighthall

      The age of the bird and/or colour does not matter. Sometimes the species does, but not always. Please re-read this article, and then ask yourself, how it relates to what is happening in your life at this time. What is happening that is no longer serving a purpose that you are ready to let go of, and move forward from, leaving the “dead” behind.

  • Cindy

    Thanks! It makes perfect sense.

  • Petronella

    Thank you so much Penny about this, I was feeling so bad this morning after I saw the dead bird outside my workplace building and I thought it is a bad luck, now after reading here my mind is at ease

  • Donna McKee

    I was very upset yesterday and went outside to walk and pray, and came across a dead grouse. Told my husband to get a shovel and pick up the dead bird. Now I guess, I’ll wait and see what happens. I read an article last night that was sent to me that it was a Cherokee Omen, meaning the end of my spiraling turmoil that we are dealing with, and then I was sent this connection to read. Interesting.

  • Linda P

    I’m so glad I found this site today. Last night something really strange happened. I attend to a candle light vigil in ATL last night and didn’t get home until late. I let the dog out and when it’s so late, I usually wait at the door and watch her. I’m outside looking at the double hanging planter I have on the stoop and I see a bird in the netting of the basket. Sometimes birds build nests in there so I didn’t think anything of it at first. The more I look at it, the bird isn’t moving. I touch the tail and it still doesn’t move. It’s dead! I don’t know if someone killed it and stuffed it in the planter or if the bird wanted to build a nest and got caught in the netting, I don’t know what happened!

    So freak’n weird. I’m going to my neighbor over when I get home to take a look at it. Kinda freaked me out.

    If this situation fits into your interpretation, bring it on, I’m ready for it!!!!

    Very interesting indeed.

  • emarNYC

    You have no idea hire helpful this was! For the pay week I’ve been feeling overwhelmed as I’ve taken risks where I am usually conservative -to the point I’m a procrastinator.After meditating I choose this’challenge’ to be seen as an awakening to stop living in fear and procrastination. Then I saw three dead birds today. Googled and saw this. You have no idea how much lighter my heart feels. A world of thanks!!

  • BlackHouse/BlackMarket

    Thank you for this posting. I love it so much.
    I’m a Train Engineer and when I got off of work last night to turn in my radio I saw a dead pigeon in my pathway and thought it was so odd for the bird to be laying there. I immediately thought it could mean something Spiritual. So this morning I googled, ” what does it mean when you cross a dead bird”. When I did that; this website popped up and it made perfect sense. Thank You Penny Lighthall.

  • Joanne

    I found a dead crow outside my back door which gave me the chills. Since then I have seen 4 snowy owls, each one very much “in my face” flying in front of my car, sat in the middle of the road so I had to stop, perched on my garden fence!! I am happy to read your interpretation on the dead bird and feel very optimistic now thank you

    • Penny Lighthall

      Sorry to be so long getting back to you, lots of various reasons that I shalln’t go into. Owls are extremely rare to see because they are nocturnal. So I have a couple of questions for you. When you saw them, was it night time or day time? Were you seeing them in the same location, in other words could it have been the same owl that you saw four times? What time of year was it – could it be that maybe you were too close to a nest with chicks in it, thus the “in my face” approach? Having asked all these questions, it is still a good indicator that it has a message for you. If it was daytime, you are getting what spiritual medium and animal behaviour educator, Ted Andrews, calls a “clue-by-four” up the side of the head (l0l) meaning you are getting thumped with its importance. The thing to do determine if it is behaving in an extraordinary way. That is why I asked you the questions that I did. If you see an owl in the day time, it is extraordinary. If the owls that you saw were in extremely different locations, that would be extraordinary, if the same location around nesting time, it would not be as you would be considered a preditor that the chicks needed protection from. So even though the sightings were some time ago, the best thing to do to determine what the message was, is to try and remember what was going on in your life at the time, or on your mind, and see how it would fit. In general, the message that owls bring is to carefully develop and use your life skills consciously and be meticulous in details but pursue your goals strongly. Attend to dreams and use your intuition more often.

      • Penny Lighthall

        I wanted to let you know that I have just finished reading an article out of Minnisota, USA, about a higher than usual number of owls that are migrating to their area from northern Canada. Apparently there is a low mouse/rodent population right now (it goes in cycles every few years) and with the heavy snow that arrived in late January, February, the owls have having difficulty feeding, so are moving further south and to populated areas with bird feeders. The article said that snowy owls are finding it particularly hard this winter and are moving into areas that they have not been before. This may be why you have seen so many snowy owls lately. So the message may not be for you personally, but be a more general message about the climate change and the stress it puts everyone under, you included.

  • Ken

    Something wierd happened to me today. I suddenly heard a scraming crow outside my window and it landed on the porch and just walked around looking at me. It diddnt look scared. When I walked against it it flew away. It bothered me cause I never see crows that near and behaving like that. So I googled it. ‘What does it mean seeing a crow’. I got many answers. Death, Bad luck, more death etc. So ive been shakey.

    I lived a troubled life. Jailtime etc. But the last few months ive started thinking differently. And i got started with my own business.

    Later this night I went outside. It’s very dark. And I saw a crow dead in the side of the road. Very strange since what happened earlier this day. And now i came back and i googled it again and it led me here.

    It’s very strange this whole day and I’m glad I came here to see what it really mean cause it makes so much sence. thank you

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Ken. Seeing a dead crow can be a scary thing because there is so much mythology associated with dead crows and crows in general. I remember some rythme from childhood about 1 crow on a fence means….. 2 crows on a fence. means… and 3 crows on a fence means death. In the world that you have started thinking differently in – the spiritual world, we view death in different ways from those living in the fear based earthly world. Death is a term that is most often used metaphorically, as in the death of an idea, the death of a behaviour, the end of something and the beginning of something new. You have completely changed your life around, in essence, the old you is now dead, and the new you is emerging, you are growing not only on a personal level but on a spiritual level as well. You are thinking differently, starting your own business, moving forward into a new and exciting world. The strutting in the window was really just to get your attention, crows can offer information about unexpected help with problems and let you know when obstacles are at hand and show you ways to get relief from those obstacles. It just wanted to let you know that your magic is calling you, and again I use the word magic in general terms, as we are all magical, we are all special, etc. Search for answers and they will come go. Sometimes the search is from outside sources and sometimes you have to go into your inner self for the answers. The message for you is that you are on your way Ken, keep moving forward and do not let obstacles prevent you from reaching your dreams. Setbacks will occur, as they do for everyone, but with your new way of thinking, you will have the ability to weather through them instead of sliding back into old patterns.

  • Lynne

    Thank you very much for these insights.

  • Claudia

    Found this blog post earlier today. Yesterday, I found a dead mockingbird, victim of stray cats. And during my drive today, I saw a few birds smashed on road. I find myself at a crossroads, once again. I am trying to make changes and get rid of negative energies, useless thoughts, limiting attitudes, and feelings of worthlessness. I am slowly taking control of the direction my life takes. For far too long I have allowed myself to be a victim of circumstance, paralyzed and bound by fear. I still struggle to use my voice, and sometimes still find it hard to believe that I have one, and that I actually matter. I am tired of feeling so fragile and susceptible to the negativity around me and of keeping myself in situations that make me feel bad. So it feels fitting that I found this post.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Dear Claudia: there are no accidents in life – you came across this post when you needed to read it, when it would mean something to you. I encounter many clients such as yourself, describing themselves at a cross road in life, searching for the road or path that would make their lives better. In a world that is filled with others that often overwhelm us, it is difficult to find your voice, to feel as if you matter. Believe me when I say, that not only do you matter, but you matter in ways that you may never know and to more than you may ever know. For each being on this planet, is part of the large jigsaw puzzle, and if a piece of the puzzle goes missing, then the picture is not complete. As part of this larger picture, you serve a purpose on this planet. Now the challenge is for you to discover what that purpose may be and go toward it. Thank you for posting. Know that you are a divine child of the universe and as such are perfect in everyway and need not change for anyone or anything, except for yourself. Love, light & peace – Penny

  • Mark B.

    Question; I saw a dead bird walking home from school today. Will that bring any bad luck superstitions, omens, etc? Will it end anything that’s good and/or bad in my life? I would like to know, thanks!

    Mark B.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Bad luck only happens if you believe in bad luck, same for superstitions and omens. As for it ending anything in your life that is happening, no it does not end anything. It is a message for you to take a look at what is happening in your life that might be in your best interest to release and leave behind, thus allowing room for new opportunities to come in, but that is your choice. A dead bird does not control your life – you do.

  • Kimberly

    I came across this post after searching for the meaning of a “dead bird”. Actually, I was driving home from work today and as I drove down the highway, I saw a pigeon that was just standing, dazed, by the side of the road. I turned around to go back in an attempt to help it, but by the time I circled back around, it had died.

    I knew there had to be a meaning, so I came home to look it up and I ended up here. I think it’s a sign, because I’ve been receiving other signs, as well. I think, perhaps, the fact that I tried to go back and save it, but it was already dead might represent something I’ve been hanging on to, but I need to let it go. I don’t know if it’s the life I’ve been living, or a new idea I’ve been striving for. I recently got my teaching license, but the opportunities in my area are very scarce. I have started applying in Abu Dhabi and Dubai because of the very lucrative benefits offered to expats there. Or, perhaps it has nothing to do with either of these things, but something else……I wish I could get a clearer picture of what path I should be on.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Dear Kimberly: you have interpreted this incident correctly. It is all about letting go of something you are holding onto. It is also intended as a reminder to you that you cannot “rescue” or “save” everyone as is your tendency. This is what you are being asked to let go off. It is what is commonly referred to as wounded bird symdrome. Some people, who happen to be empaths, by the way, and you are one of them, “collect” wounded people and try to save them. This takes an incredible amount of your energy. We cannot save others because we cannot do their work for them, they have to learn to save themselves by doing their own work. It is our role to show them how, but not our role to attempt to do it for them. When we attempt to do their work for them, and by that I mean, doing what is necessary to advance them on a spiritual level, no body wins and you waste a lot of your energy which would be better used somewhere else. This is what you are being asked to let go off.

      The fact that the bird was wounded when you saw it and dead by the time you reached it, is a much deeper message than just finding it dead. Pigeons symbolize security, home, safety. When storms arise, which they do, huddle with your family, biological or otherwise.

      If you wish a more detailed Intuitive Consultation around this, contact me and we can set something up by phone or Skype.

  • Claire

    Over the past few years i have had a number of live wild birds come into my house and garden, sum have stayed and some have flown away, yet it always seems to happen to me, its like i seem to attract these birds into my life, from ducks to geese to pink small birds to large sea birds but today 2 small birds have fallen from 2 separate trees from 2 separate parts of my large sized garden at different times of the day, both live but somewhat injured and i know they will not survive so ive put them in resting places in the trees, i was wondering if you could enlighten me on why this keeps happening and also why this has happened today.
    I am going through alot of family stress and have always lived a stressful life but i have no idea why these birds are finding their way to me.. No one i know has ever had this kind of thing happen to them.
    Kind regards .. Claire x

    • Penny Lighthall

      Claire: the ducks are coming to you as a sign of comfort, especially during those times of family stress, telling you to seek out emotional comfort in a comfortable environment; and the geese are coming to you as a sign that it is time to follow your quest. They are both, particularly the geese, migrating birds so they are carring the message that it is time to pursue new adventures, travel, see and do new things. The two birds your found that fell from the trees and did not survive, is as I mentioned in the blog, your message that now is the time that you are being encouraged to let go of something in your life, probably, the family stress, and move forward so new opportunities, on a spiritual and or personal level, can now find a place in your life. I see all these birds in your life as bringing you the same message. It is now time to focus on you. Make yourself a priority in your life, explore and expand your world and begin your spiritual quest.

  • Ali

    Hello Peggy…as if by Divine GraceI found this blog..and although I hate to bother you with this…I’m curious what your take on my version of dead bird sightings might mean to you. I can only see the negative aspect of it but perhaps you can see it differntly and enlighten me. I recently had 2 back to back miscarriages (one in Dec-Jan and another in March-April) and it occurred to me that at sometime after both instances, that I had seen on 2 different occasions, a dead bird in front of my house and another in front of my workplace. I immediately connected those miscarriages to the bird sightings b/c I remember feeling so horribly when I saw the dead birds. It really cut to my very core just seing those sweet little things just lying there. And today..I saw another dead bird!…and I can’t help wonder if that is associated and/or is an omen to come for me regarding trying to conceive again.
    Your thoughts on this? Any would me most appreciated! Kindly..AF

    • Penny Lighthall

      I sent your reply as an email rather than post it on the blog as it is so personal. If you do not receive it, please check yoru junk file, they sometimes end up in their.

  • I found an injured pigeon two days ago. There was an injury to the center of his back and he couldn’t fly. I put him in my backyard where he would be safe. That night I put him in a carrier and brought him inside so he would safe from preditors. Let him out the next day and he continued to decline throughout the day. Towards the evening I wrapped him in a towel and brought him in. He was clearly dying. He kept laying his head down, eyes closing, beak opening and closing. Trying to stretch his wing and turned on his back. It was heart wrenching to watch him but I didn’t want him to die alone and so I sat with him. At one point he raised his head and appeared to look at me and not soon after he passed. I’ve read your responses but most have covered fing birds already dead. The bird appeared to go through a dying process, With the labored breathing, moments of being lucid, and moving around. What does all this mean?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Dear Dana: Pigeons are messages about seeking security through your home life and about gathering your family, either biological or otherwise, near you in stressful times. So for the bird to be pigeon, it means to me that there is something very stressful that you are going through that you have not mentioned in your post.

      I work part time in a hospital sitting with patients in the palliative and hospice unit. As with the pigeon, all these patients are at the end of their lives. I am able to bring great comfort to them and their loved ones and I consider it to be a great honour to be allowed to be present and to be allowed to assist at such a personal stage of someone’s life. To be there when they transition is miracleous. The same as with this pigeon, not just humans, to be present at a being’s transition, human or animal, illustrates a very deep level of trust on their part for this is when they are at their most vunerable. The pigeon did not strike out at you in fear, or pain, but according to your post, accepted your assistance and figuratively and literally, put itself in your hands. This is a great honour. This is also a message for you. I feel that whatever stress is happening in your life, it is in some way triggering you to question your own level of compassion, forgivenness, selfworth, and/or loveability. If so, this experience was sent to you to illustrate to you that you still have all those qualities that others may be telling you you do not posess or that you may have been questioning in yourself lately. It is sort of a reminder that as a being living on this earth plane, you are worthy of all the love, joy and abundance that the Universe has to offer, a reminder not to allow others to persuade you otherwise, and a reminder that all you have to do is decide to accept it, and once the choice is made, you will be welcoming love, joy and abundance into your life once more.

      It may have been very difficult and certainly emotional to watch and assist another being to die, but what a truly beautiful gift you were given with this opportunity and what a wonderful message for you as well.

      • Dana

        Hi Penny, thank you so much for your insight and interpretation! I have been struggling with the things you mentioned. I’m an intern in my last semester of my Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling and becoming a licensed clinical therapist. I graduate this May. I’m present with people as they share devastating life experiences. I have also lost my parents and a brother and sister over time and I am the only one left. I’m 50 and have been in therapy working on grief, self worth and questioning if I’m loveable. People around me are supportive so all the self doubt is coming from me. I often wonder why im here and why everyone else has passed. And trying to go on living without them. Thank you again for taking the time to give such a detailed response. You have helped me tremendously. Blessings to you.

  • Hey Penny, thanks a load for helping me understand that insight on such a crazy event in front of my door.

  • Articlily

    Hi Penny,
    Today this morning there was a dead sparrow right outside my back door and then latter today the life mate of our duck family was hit by a car infront of our house. Do different birds have different messages are meanings?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Articilily: Yes, different birds to have different messages for you. However, the initial message is essentially the same. They are bringing you a message that what ever is happening in your life is now coming to an end and you can release it and move forward. The differences in the species is that they can help you identify what that something is, if you are not quite aware of it, and some people are not. The sparrow brings with it the message that whatever obstacles have been challenging you are soon to pass, so it is emphasising that the turmoil in your life is coming to and end so you can move forward. It also brings a message of encouragement – to pursue and do what you need to do for yourself, fulfill your responsibilities, and trust in your nobility.

      The duck is bringing the message that you can now easily handle difficulties when they present themselves. And urges you to stay in a comfortable environment where you can seek out emotional comfort and protection. It soothes emotions. Hope this helps explain things for you and that it is relatable to your situation.

  • kiko

    the first baby was at my job and it was still kinda in a egg. few days later they were two dead birds showed up on my job. the last to was little and didn’t have any .feathers so I find out a week or so later that the guy that I ended my relationship with had seen the same thing I guess where he lives. buy two days ago from today I have lost my job and before that around that time had a miscarriage. and yesterday I just found out my baby daddy is gone to lose his job. so what I wanna know is the signs right.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Kiko: Firstly let me send my condolences regarding your miscarriage and the loss of your job. Whenever we experience animal beings, they are carrying messages for us. It is important to make the distincition between an ordinary encounter and an extraordinary encounter. For example, if you live in a rural area, it might be common for you to see deer in fields everyday and that would be an ordinary encounter, although the deer would still be bringing you messages. However, if you live in a major city say like New York City and you see deer roaming around downtown, that would be an extraordinary experience, and the message would be extraordinary.

      You seem to have had an extraordinary experience with your bird sightings. Seeing dead birds really is all about understanding that there is something in your life that is no longer serving a purpose and that you are ready to “release” it and let it go. It could be just about anything and that is for you to determine. It depends on what is going on in your life. When animals, or birds come to us to die, it is also extraordinary. These beings are at their most vunerable at the end of their lives, and it is an honour that they trust you so much to be with them when the end comes. These birds being in an egg is a message about rebirth, so the message they were giving you was that something major in your life was coming to an end so that room could be made for you to welcome the new. They were preparing you for the loss in your life that was on its way – your miscarriage and your job. It may also be that you ex-partner is also preparing for loss in his life as well. As he was the father of your child, your miscarriage is also his loss as well, and he very well may be in line to loose his job as well. I want you to know that the birds did not “cause this” as some people believe. They are merely signs that one part of your life has come to an end, and a new part is just begining. It is a way of preparing us emotionally and spiritually so that when things happen, we are better prepared to handle them. How we handle the loss is up to us, but remember that these tiny beings choose you to be with them as they crossed to the next life, a sign that you are a place of sanctuary.

  • Cindy

    Hi Penny,

    I’ve read through your posts and found a lot of clarity about the symbolism of dead birds. Although you mention the message is basically the same with all dead birds, do you have any additional thoughts about the birds being robins? Thank you!

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Cindy, yes, basically the message about seeing dead birds is the same massage – something in your life coming to an end. The species of bird can help you identify what that may be. Robins are all about trusting in your new creative ideas, stretching yourself into new areas, the birthing of ideas, after a long winter of dormant ideas – spring is upon us. If you are willing to make the effort to trust in your creative ideas, then you will be rewarded. The dead robin was a message that the winter of dormant ideas, is over. If you have a job in the creative fields, your new spring activated energy should now be flowing and any hard work you put into projects will be to your benefit.

  • Mel B

    Hi Penny
    I went to look at a house for sale today. When we went in there was a dead bird in the passage.
    The house is not complete and has missing doors so I do believe it could have got out.
    Was wondering if this was a possible sign to not live here.
    The house has been left incomplete since 2009 . And I was thinking of selling my flat and buying a home for my future. The dead bird freckled me out though.
    Regards
    Melanie

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Melanie: It is an ordinary occurance to find dead birds in abandonded buildings. We think that they can find their way out if they find their way in, but that simply is not the case. Once they are in an enclosed space they become frightened, disorientated, and begin to panic. Most often they do not intend to fly in there in the first place, and although we see open doors and windows as exits, they do not comprehend that as so. They have a tendency to flap around trying to escape until they exhaust, or injure themselves or become entangled in cobwebs to the point that they can’t fly anymore and they end up dying there.

      That being said, when you read the blog you will see that any bird sighting is a message for you. It is not a message or omen of doom and gloom, but rather one that tells you that you are about to make a life change of some sort – that something has come to an end, and that now is time for something new to begin. This does not mean you shouldn’t buy the house, findind a dead bird in it is not a message that if you buy the house disasters of some kind will befall you. It is also not a message that you should buy the house. If it were me, I would be using guidelines like: what does an inspector say about the condition of a house that has been sitting unfinished and open to the elements; do I have the money in my budget to finish it and or repair any damages that the inspector finds; is it the kind of house I want to live in, in a neighbourhood I want to live in; etc.

  • Brandi

    This actually makes a lot of sense! Thanks I was worried it meant something bad! My friend/coworker and I walked past two dead birds in the same day and we actually both just got hired at another job and plan to quit our current job so I’m hoping this means good news for our new job! :)

  • hilary

    Hi,

    When my father, whim i was v close to, passed away, i arrived backi in the country for his funeral two days later and walked around the garden to the spot where he died… as i walked in the garden a beautiful cat appeared that my mother said she had never seen before.
    I felt a connection with the cat..my dad was a cat lover and used to own one. He was also a bird fanatic.
    I went behind the hedge to the area where he died and laid flowers there. Funnily I had always worried about him pruning that hedge and used to watch him near that exact spot as it was v high and he had to climb a ladder to do it. He was 76

    I then noticed a dead bird a metre away from where his body had apparantly fallen, that my mum had not noticed there.

    I have had many spiritual experiences over the past twenty years and have deep intuition and appear to be able to fortell a fair bit very accurately…sometimes its been quite eery in accuracy.

    I felt there was some kind of spiritual significance to these animals appearing.. Do you agree? As if he was comforting me and his soul was at rest

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Hilary, Firstly, let me express my condolences for your loss. It is never easy when a parent crosses over. I believe you have interpreted the incidents correctly. Having the strange cat appear just as you entered the garden is an extraordinary experience. Cats are all about independence, mystery and magic. I feel it was a message from your dad to seek and develop your sense of mystery and magic, or in your case yours intuitive and spiritual abilities as well as learning to reach out a bit more embracing your independence. The bird being there ties it all together, as dead birds bring messages that something in your life has come to an end and it is time to start something new. This would be a good time to use your intuition to determine what it is you are being asked to release, making room for the new opportunities to come to you. If you choose, this can be a very exciting period in your life, and the message from your dad, through the cat and bird, is – reach out and grab it.

  • Teresa

    Hi just found a black bird just inside my French door which was open for my dogs. I heard a noise then the dogs barking came to find this bird taking its last breath on my tile floor with blood by its head. Don’t believe the dogs touched it. What does this mean?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Teresa: first let me begin by saying that there are two types of bird/animal sightings. One is the ordinary, and the other is the extraordinary. I have several trees just outside my office window, so seeing and hearing birds in them, particulary in April and May through to October is an ordinary experience and is to be expected really. However, the birds in them are usually robins, sparrows, starlings, and other small urban birds. This does not mean that they don’t carry messages, as they do. For instance I watched a robin the other day gathering last season’s dead grass to build her nest. She would pick up a few pieces, walk a few steps, drop them and pick up others (which I presume she thought were better suited than the ones in her beak). She kept doing this and I thought, “that is such human behaviour, always looking for something better, never being satisified with what she had, thinking the grass was always greener somewhere else”. Even though she is a common robin, and robins are really all about spring, re-newal, rebirthing, rebuilding, and stretching yourself in new areas, she obviously also had another message for me. So by paying attention to her and her behaviour and understanding what she was showing me, it went from being an ordinary message to an extraordinary message.

      Even though birds and animals die everyday, everywhere, to have one actually pass in your presence is truly an honour. For the bird to come to your home at this time in their life, when they are in pain, and really at their most vunerable, shows that you are person of compassion and that you can be trusted. They know they have found a safe sanctuary and have chosen you. This is a gift to you really. To know that you create an environment, your home, in which others can come when they need a safe haven away from the storm of their lives. This was the message for you. I feel that humans also think of you and your home in that way, but you don’t, as it is such a common occurance for you that you don’t even think about it, it is just part of who you are. This bird really was acknowledging that and letting you know that the Universe has also noticed your compassion for others. This was an extraordinary occurance.

      Your post said it was a black bird, but I did not get an indication of whether it was a bird that was black, which could include any of the more than 60+ birds that are black, or whether it was an actual blackbird, and each species carries it own message as well as the general messages that birds bring. So I really can’t elaborate any further. Hope this helps.

  • alan

    Hi Penny, This morning i found a dead sparrow uner my car?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Sparrows are all about responsbility. As I mention in the blog, dead birds bring messages to you that whatever is happening in your life right now has come to an end and it is time to move forward. This sparrow is putting you on notice that you need to take responsbility for something so that it can be finished and done with so you can move forward by doing what you need to do. If you do this, the obstacles surrounding this will pass and you will see things from a new perspective.

  • Shannon

    Hi I just had a quick question. So I was out jogging the other day and I went past a flower shop. I seen a bird fly past into the shop then hit the window hard and passed out on the ground. I waived to the owner to come see what happened and he picked the bird up. The bird clearly was on it’s way out and died in his hands. I seen it all and was just out randomly out on a stroll. I got somewhat scared bc of the old wives tales you mentioned. So that’s what lead me to your site and reading this blog. It made me cry bc I am going through a break up and have been trying to stay positive, busy, faithful and hopeful for better things to come. And by looking up about birds and reading this really put a different perspective on my journey and choice to let go of something I felt that was not right for me! Thanks for the insight and I hope since I seen the bird actually hit then die in his hands was not a bad omen but one of the weirdest out of the blue thing I’ve seen in awhile!!

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Shannon, yes it was just one of the weird things we see. Think of it in terms of logic. Birds and animals die every minute of every day somewhere on the planet. There are not more people on the planet than ever before. More people mean more buildings, more buildings mean more windows for birds to fly into, so at some point, it is bound to happen, that you would see one. However, it is not totally without a message. When a bird or animal is close to death, it is at its most vunerable time in life, and it is an honour that you are the one chosen to bear witness to its passing. Just as you are bearing witness to the passing of something from your life that is no longer serving a purpose for you. It will help you to shift your perspective from what you have lost, to what you will gain, for when we release useless stuff from our lives, we create space for new and better stuff to come into them. The bird was a message that you are ready. Now is your time. Release, release, release and welcome the new.

  • Tracie

    Penny, what a beautiful post. I always get feathers around me but sometimes birds as well. A few years ago I had two owls fly at me within a 4 day period, a barn & screech owl. Last year a pigeon flew into a window. It was obvious it’s neck was broken so I picked it up & asked God to please take it. I said a prayer over it and cried but there wasn’t anything else to do. A few months later one of our dogs jumps onto our bed with a dying pigeon. I took the bird from her and again asked God to take it so it wouldn’t suffer, again I cried for this little bird. The next day I dropped something off at my daughter’s church and her pastor was SO rude to me. We have a business and we’re having the building blessed. I think he was offended we didn’t ask him to do it but he’s not our preacher, he said the ugliest things. It was all about his ego not God. My daughter didn’t attend too much after that and has since left the church. I think the bird was letting me know the relationship there is dead and to let it go. It was very sad.

    Last Saturday I found a dead pigeon in my bed probably from one of our dogs but surprised they didn’t eat it. It was laid out peacefully. Then 2 days later I found an unhatched egg on the steps in our front yard, there’s no nest around so I don’t know where it came from. It had a little hole in it and was rotten inside.

    We have stuff going on in our business life I feel this pertains to. We have a business partner we’re fighting with now & is in the process of coming to an agreement. He’s been so underhanded it’s stunning, he bought shares from an investor & he made some moves in the company that is basically pushing my husband out. We still own the majority & have tons of say but if we went after him it could take the company under and 17 people would loose their jobs. I do feel the dead pigeon is confirming this relationship is coming to an end & we’ll be gladly moving on, I just wish it didn’t go down this way. I don’t know what the rotten egg meant in this unless it just represents our partners “rotten” plan he hatched.

    Thank you for this wonderful post, Blessings from Texas

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Tracie: thank you for your kind words. The pigeons have two messages for you, the first is all about home and security, and the second is also all about home and security (lol). Firstly pigeons have been used as messagers by humans for centuries, as homing pigeons, quite literally carrying messages from one person to another. They were very useful in times of war before we had other methods of communication. And these pigeons that are coming to you during this “time of war” with the business partner, are no different, they are carrying messages. The message is that you should seek security around and in your home – meaning focus on your family and make them your primary concern – not just your biological family, but otherwise too. If you consider your employees to be part of your family, as many small business owners do, gather them near you and keep them close to you right now, as they can see the “writing on the wall” so to speak and are experiencing anxiety around this situation.

      Coming across a dead pigeon carries one message, having one die in your home carries another. When a bird or animal is near death, this is when they are most vunerable, and for the pigeon to choose your home as a place to die, shows that it believes it has found a safe environment, a safe santuary. It is an honour, and show of great trust, to be selected by a bird or animal as a place to die. The message is strong – your home, whether it is your physical home, or your place of business (which is home to alot of entrenpenures and their employees), is a place where you and your family, biological or otherwise, can seek shelter, comfort, compassion, trust and support, during these turbulent and uncertain times. This is no small feat in the times in which we live.

      I feel you have made a great analogy, connection, between the broken, unhatched, rotten egg and the business partner. As I read it, I keep hearing messages in the form of phrases: rotten egg; rotten from the inside out; nest egg thief; unhatched plan; and dirty rotten egg. I am also being told to look to the birds for the message – there are certain species of birds that will steal eggs from the nests of other species in order to help ensure that that species does not survive. These two species generally compete in nature for the same resources, ie space, food, nesting supplies, etc. Ravens and Crows are a good example of this. One of the two species is generally more agressive (Raven) than the other (Crow) and also usually larger. The less aggressive of the two will, in an effort to perputuate the species, will hide eggs in the nest of a third totally different species, so that the aggressive species is fooled into thinking that they have elimiated their competition. Your business partner is the Raven and you are the Crow. So the message here to me, is clear, find a nest of a different species to hide some of your eggs in and the partner will be fooled into believing that he has suceeded in eliminating his competition. But you will survive. The egg on your doorstep was dropped there by a species that had stolen it from a competeing species nest, dropped it to destroy it, but the plan, like the egg, is rotten – and will not hatch.

  • Tracie

    Oh Penny, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your response. I also just realized you wrote this in 2010! How kind of you to respond and with such insight. Employees are family, they are the ones who make the business move forward. Treating everyone with respect and doing the most you can for all is

    Interesting you mention security. About two months ago I got the vibe I needed to “protect” our home. I’ve had our home “cleansed” but I felt I needed to take action so I did some “cleaning” and tons of protecting around our home. I kept finding things that were showing me I needed to be more active with this. The biggest thing is a bag of items which belonged to my grandfather; his police whistle, his NRA card dated 1984, the year he passed away, his wallet and handkerchief.

    I LOVED your thought about the rotten egg and we are hoping this is how it works out in the long run. We will definitely keep your thoughts in mind when negotiating. My husband is always fair and some people take it as a weakness, they will be mistaken when all of this is said and done.

    Hugs to you Penny, you made our evening after a longgg day.

  • Kathy

    Just found your blog. I’ve been separated from my husband since January. I have been praying for a sign to confirm that I’m really hearing God’s voice because I got the word to go. After an intense prayer session on Wed afternoon I found a dead sparrow on the threshold of my front door Thur. morning. I’ve read your info on the meaning of dead birds in general. Is there a specific significance to the type of bird and where I found it?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Kathy: Sparrows bring messages focused on fulfilling your responsibilities by pursuing and doing what you need to do for yourself. By doing so, you will soon see obstacles passing out of your view and being resolved. Entry ways, or doors, or thresholds to the out-of-door, signify new opportunities, entering a new stage in your life and moving from one level of consciousness to another. So my interpretation of this experience that you had is that you are now ready to leave your old life behind and being a new one that focuses on your wants and needs, rather than the wants and needs of others, and if you do so, you can expect any obstacles that block that from occuring to give way to the new opportunities that are presenting themselves to you. The choice is yours.

      Hope this helps.

  • Maureen

    I saw a small baby bird who got kicked out of the nest literally on my front door jamb. Then the next day I found two larger birds , one looked almost dead and the other semi dead. I took pics and the humane society said they are babies and the other should come back for them. I feel like they were injured tho since I just saw one (different species, but still) the day before and it was way more lively even though it couldn’t fly. Then the third day my coworker found a bird in the very same place I found the two birds the day before. This was yet another species than the other three i saw in the last two days, and this one was even larger. It was where I would have walked passed and seen it myself but she got to work before me and had picked it up to move it to the grass to rest in peace. I just find it interesting that its 3 days in a row, and each day the birds health declined and the size got notably larger. And the fact that I believe death comes in threes, and these are four birds. AND on the second day, I said OK universe if I find a dead bird tomorrow, ill know ur trying to tell me something!! Any ideas on the meaning?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Maureen: you posted 3 times but I am only answering one as the other two were identical except for one sentence. The fact that you are finding “almost dead” and “semi dead” birds is a special message for you. For all birds, dead or alive, or in the process of dying are messages for us. As mentioned in the blog, finding dead birds is a message that there is something you are dealing with in your life that is coming to an end, and it is reassuring you that not only is it ok for you to move on, but that it is important that you do, that you release that which no longer serves a purpose so you can make way for new things to come into your life. When birds come to us near death, it is a special honour. For this is the most vunerable time in their lives. It shows that they know you can be trusted, that you are a caring, compassionate person, and that you and your home is a refruge and a safe place – a sanctuary. Knowing this, it is a place where you can go to when you are in times of distress. Now lets look at location – the front door jam – this signifies that you are entering a time of new opportunities as you release the old, and that you should take a look around to see what these opportunities are that are being presented to you. You are entering into a new stage in your life and moving from one level of consciousness to another. In particular, a door that opens to the outside, signifies your need to be more accessible to others.

  • Denette

    I really needed to see this. Been seeing dead birds all day . Came home and there was an injured bird in my yard. I have been stressed out horribly but after reading this I felt like everything was ok. Thank you so much this post.

  • One day I walk out of my house and found dead crows all over my front yard so I walked to the side of the house and found more dead crows so I proceeded to the back of the house and found more black crows dead so I investigated and looked further away from my property and saw that they were only around my house so what does that mean can somebody give me a logical explination .

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Louie: As I mentioned in the blog, seeing dead birds is all about something in your life ending. For example a job you hate, an unhealthy relationship with someone, stress over finances, etc. The dead birds tell you it is time for you to move on from that, to move forward and to release that which is no longer serving a purpose in your life. The crows are messengers bringing you magical help. When I use the word magical, I am not referring to witchcraft, but rather to something wonderous and unexpected. So when you are seeing dead crows, the message for you is: it is time to move forward and you will receive help with that from unexpected places, or people. Help with you problems and/or obstacle is coming and will bring you relief.

  • Kate

    Wow Penny you made me feel better. Saw a dead baby Dove on the sidewalk in front of me on vacation. It was my first sober vacation in 37 years. It was soooo hard for me as everyone with me was drinking. I’m sober 17 months and refused to compromise my new life by taking a drink. I hope that bird repressed the death of my old relationship with alcohol. The site of the baby bird hurt me so bad. I felt his beauty would never be appreciated. His life never realized. So I took a picture of him. Weird I guess. Later in the hotel, there were beautiful colorful love birds trapped in a cage. I took a picture of one of them too. Somehow , the picture of the caged bird was sadder than that of the dead one. I continue to think of the two situations. Freedom in death or trapped in beauty.
    Thanks again for the wonderful insight.
    Kate

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Tippie(lol): I don’t feel it is time for you to start wearing protective eye or head gear just yet. (tee hee hee) I will answer your two comments in this one reply. You made a correct interpretation regarding the dove, but I want to expand on it a bit. Doves are a symbol of peace, and in this case it is also bringing you the message that you have entered a new cycle in your life and opportunities are at hand. These opportunites, particularly the ones associated with spiritual and personal growth, will bring you a time of peace and prosperity as you have finished mourning and releasing the old behaviour patterns and have passed into a new birth. I would like you to re-read the words that you wrote, for the way in which you expressed it was really the message that the dove was bringing you regarding your own feelings, and while doing so, replace the “bird” with “you”. “hurt me so bad. I felt MY beauty would never be appreciated. MY life never realized”. All those years that alcohol had control over you, this was how you felt but never expressed it. The dove has come with this message so that now you can express it, heal it and move forward with the new opportunities that are coming your way. YOU were the “beautiful colourful bird trapped in a cage”.
      The two situations “Freedom in death or trapped in beauty” is again, an old belief that you are now being asked to release, thus the crow and the ducks. Crows represent unexpected help with problems and obstacle, coming from unexpected places. In this case, one of those places is from within your own heart, as the magic of your new life is calling you to move into your new life. The ducks message is to seek out emotional comfort and protection by staying in a comfortable environment. Or more simply put, if being around others that drink makes you uncomfortable, then seek out a more comfortable environment, remove yourself from the situation into a more comfortable place, ie by the pool feeding birds, and these difficulties will be easily handled if you keep the ducks in mind in the future.

      Lastly, the bird vacation was for YOU. And on a “funny note”, I speak with Alfred alot when responding to these posts, and he says HI Tippie. I sent the birds just for you. (lol)

  • Kate

    Funny for days after seeing the dead baby bird, a crow kept coming to me on my terrace and at pool side. I fed the Bird each time. My sister was terrified saying it was bad luck. I felt peace and awe of his beauty. So black and shiney. I also adopted two ducks on the premises. Feeding them daily. Funny I’m a cat person lol. Guess my vacation was for the birds. My sisters were calling me Tippi Hendren.

  • Tamra

    Thank goodness! I too thought is was a bad omen until I found your blog. We are in Escrow on our new home, and we are here with the inspector and there is a dead bird in the pool. I almost cried!

  • Kate

    Penny, I can’t thank you enough for such a thoughtful and insightful answer to my questions. I especially loved my message from Alfred as I am a total fan of all his work. Even studied him in college. I stay up late every night watching his TV reruns.
    Everything you said hit a cord in me. My sister and I read you answer over and over. Drinking in all the analogies. I am going to apply all your knowledge to my current situation. I never realized that how I was feeling and mourning over the birds were really my repressed inner feelings about myself. I live in NY. Are you in England ? I will be contacting you about a phone consult real soon. Thanks again. Blessings and hugs are coming your way. Tippi of NY

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Kate, not sure how I missed this entry, but I did. I am glad I was able to shed some light on your situation. I am not in England, although when I speak a lot of people ask me which part of England I am from, especially the Francophones where I live. I live in the bilingual province of New Brunswick in Canada. You have my private email, just email to schedule an appointment. Light, love & peace.

  • LYNN BUCKLA

    Penny, I am dealing with something right now that I feel that I could really use your help with. I was guided to this website because I found a dead bird on my door step this morning and googled dead birds. I believe with all my heart that this is a direct sign from my angels in regards to something they know about. I need help with interpretation. Also, there is a bit more to it. I would be so appreciative if you could respond to me. Thank you so much for your time. sincerely, Lynn Buckla

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Lynn, you really have not given me much to go on except it was on your doorstep, so here is what I have about finding a dead bird in your doorway. Finding a dead bird in a doorway signifies new opportunities that are presented before you. You are entering into a new stage in your life and moving from one level of consciousness to another. In particular, a door that opens to the outside, signifies your need to be more accessible to others, whereas a door that opens into the inside, denotes your desire for inner exploration and self-discovery. You are need to be more open to new ideas and concepts. It is really all about how you protray yourself to others, how outgoing you are, your welcoming or unwelcoming attitude especially to new opportunities and new stages in your life.
      You said there was more to the story, feel free to private message me with the rest and perhaps I will have a deeper interpretation for you.

  • Deborah

    Penny
    It was a Blessing to find this blog. I found (2) dead birds within the last (2) days that appeared to be neatly placed in flowers pots where I am growing (1) perennial & in another pot a plant that I was surprised that it was able to survive & endure the cold winter weather. I have been going through a lot of changes for the past (3) years & through the grace of GOD have been able to continue to survive & endure and overcome a number of problems;although, I am presently experiencing a problem that I have given to GOD that appeared to have no end in sight.
    . I am optimistic about some personal situations that relate to what transpired (3) years ago. When I saw the (2nd) bird I was instantly sorry for it’s loss of life & also started repeating the 23rd Psalm to help me get over the shock of seeing the 2nd bird that recent after seeing the 1st one. I am very optimistic, & hopeful for me after reading your blog, and I will begin a special prayer for thanksgiving to GOD for the good that is now about to transpire as I leave all of the old problems in the past.

  • angelita

    Today I saw a bird, maybe a sparrow walking around my back patio. I went out to dinner, left the back patio open and when I got home I found the bird dead in my home office. I have a small pet, a maltese….I am not sure if she brought the bird inside the house, which I doubt because she is so shy or did the bird fly or walked in to die in my office.

    At first I freaked out because I thought it was a bad omen until I found your posts. It all made perfect sense and love your thought it’s honor the bird chose my home, my office to take it’s las breath. What are your thoughts?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Angelita: If it was a sparrow, it is bringing you a message regarding the need to trust your nobility. The fact that it choose your home in which to take its last breath is an even strong indication that you are a noble person, meaning that you do what is right. You do not take the easy path because it is easy and less of a bother. Sometimes doing what is right is a very hard thing to do, especially when being judged by others. Know that when you make a choice that supports right action, not only do you benefit but all beings in the Universe do as well. In fulfilling your responsibilities, and pursuing what you need to do in any situation, especially what you need to do for you, all obstacles will pass.
      Light, love & peace.

  • Anna

    Hi Penny,
    I try to stay away from black birds cause they seemed to enter into my apartment(on the 7th floor) through the open window right around the death in my family. Literaly,days before someone dies.Right now, I am buying the house,that house is empty and there is a dead black bird in it. I don’t think anyone is going to remove it or bury the bird.I want to ask you, is it a bad luck? Should I not buy this house? Thank you.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Anna, I never influence the decisions and choices of others, so I will not tell you not to buy the house and I will not tell you to buy it either. It is completely up to you, your choice. What I can talk about however, is birds, and especially the bad rep that some birds have. At one time, humans were all pagan, in that they were connected to the Earth, its energy, and all its other beings, including the birds, animals, trees, plants, and minerals. All beings lived in harmony, supporting each other and honouring each other. A human hunter would give a prayer of gratitude to a deer that they had killed before eating it. Birds were honoured and respected because they were the only beings that could leave the planet and reach the heavens. Through human history, the birds have always been a messenger from the Sky, the Sun, the Moon, assisting the humans to know what the Guardians of the Heavens were asking of them. We could all interpret there meanings. All cultures on the planets had a bird mythology filled with legends and stories. This is how we lived for eons. Then just over two thousand years ago, Christianity arrived on the planet, and in its need to divert us from our nature based belief system to their fear based system, the reputations of certain birds were gradually over time converted into bad omens, death bringers, and forerunners of a mulitute of misfortunes. Among thoses who were seen this way were the Owls and many of the black birds, both being associated with the night, the darkness, the blackness. And we began to fear them.
      However, with the new energy arriving on the planet, people are beginning to turn to the old ways, of being ONE with the planet, other beings and the Universe. They are looking at things from a new perspective. The birds have always been messengers, teachers, wisdom givers. They do not bring messages of death and destruction. There are dozens of species of black birds, but if this was a blackbird, black bird, its message is about protecting what is yours, and is usually a good sign of promise telling you that the forces of Nature are with you now. It is important to stake out your territory, so if you want this house, stake your claim on it without fear, the Divine timing and Nature are supporting you. If it was not a blackbird, but rather a different species of black birds, then the message may be of a different nature depending what is going on in your life.
      Light, love & peace

  • Helen Jones

    Yesterday, I seen -in the same day, three dead baby cardinals. Does it matter what type of bird it is or is it any type of bird? Odd, initially I thought it meant something was wrong within the environment, but then it dawned on me heavily last night that there was another significance of the dead birds. They were featherlings and oddly, the first one I seen was way across the street from the first two, and I would have missed the first two had not my granddaughter spotted it hanging in a bush! A tingly feeling came over me immediately.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Thank you for your question Helen, and the detailed description of the sighting. It makes an interpretation easier to have all the facts. Cardinals are bright red, a flashy colour and are usually pretty easy to spot. However, you say in your post that you would have missed them if not for your granddaughter pointing them out. This is part of the message – your granddaughter seeing them. It reminds us that often children see things that we as adults cannot, or things that we overlook and could see if we took the time to do so. It is also important in the interpretation that these birds were chicks and not adults – again emphasizing that adults overlook things. Would you have been as affected by the sighting if it had been adult birds as opposed to chicks? Having said all that, here is the message that cardinals carry to us. It is about accepting your life’s importance. Accepting yourself as a source of light – for are you not a force of light in your granddaughter’s life? Of course you are and that is why she was the one to spot them first, to remind you that you are a source of light in her life and to not overlook her, to see her as she truly is, on a spiritual level. Doing so will be good practice for you in coming to understand just how beautiful you are, for what we see in others is a reflection of ourselves. So when you see the true her, you will see the true you, and as you see her as a loving source of light and energy, you will come to see yourself in the same way, as a source of loving light and energy. When you have done so, you will move to the next level along your spiritual path of enlightenment. This was a very significant and beautiful experience.

  • paul carley

    Hi peggy, i found 3 dead blackbird chiks on 3 seperate days in My bakyard. Then a day Laterne a dead pigeon and sparrow lying. On their back face up on My work journey, i have three children and im happily married, but i Do have a terrible selfdestruct character, drink, selfharm …. i work Hardware and love My family, Do you Think its a sighn, i live in England, godbless you .

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Paul. I can feel your distress through your email. I hope I can help a little. If you read the blog, you understand that dead birds of any kind are a message that you are now ready to move forward in your life by releasing something that no longer serves a purpose in your life, or some aspect of your behaviour that is not in your higest good, and if it is not in your higest good, then it is causing pain – not only to you but often to others as well. It could be a multitude of things, and often the species of the bird helps us figure that out. You, yourself have already identified what those behaviours are that are causing you and your loved ones pain. Often when we are being self destructive we do not see or understand that it also affects those who care for us – our partners and/or children. We feel that it is ourselves that we are hurting.

      The three different species that you saw, have positive messages, guidance and wisdom for you. Sparrows bring you encouragement to pursue and do what you need to do for yourself. Accept your responsibilties, trust in your nobility to assist you as you move the obstacles and blocks that have been preventing you in the past from doing the “noble thing” and doing what needs to be done to stop the self destructive behaviour. By the “noble thing” what they mean is , if you cannot do it for yourself in the beginning, then do it for the sake of your marriage and the sake of your children and in doing so, eventually, these blocks and obstacles will pass out of view and you will begin to do if for yourself as well.

      The blackbird is all about protecting what is yours. Ask yourself, is it in my highest good to protect this happy marriage; is it in the highest good to protect the relationship I have with my partner and my children. Then ask, from whom does it need protection, and how can I protect it. The sparrow has shown you the answer. The blackbirds also tell us that surprises and new understanding are coming and that secrets will be revealed that give new perspective on the situation. Three chicks (children) and three children – a message that you can gain new perspective on this situation by seeing it through the eyes of your children – how do they perceive this situation, what secrets are they guarding that you need to know in order to begin along the path of nobility. There hearts hold secrets that can help you along this journey.

      Pigeons are all about home. Home is where the heart is. When storms arise in your life and you are feeling the call of the old self destructive patterns, huddle with your family – biological or otherwise, for they will not only support you and provide you with a sense of security, but they will continue to remind you on a spiritual level of your responsbilities and nobility. Homes are built on foundations, and your family is your support system, your foundation.

      I also feel that part of the message is encouraging to have a look at people in your life that might not be in your highest good. Are there people around you who would benefit from you staying in a place of self destructiveness, ie a drinking buddy who never wants to drink a lone and therefore recruits you to drink as well. If you, it would be in your highest good, to recognize the role that these individuals are playing in keeping you in a place of self harm, and then choose whether or not you wish to have them remain in your life as you move along your journey. Remember, not all people are meant to be in our lives for a lifetime. It is ok to let them go if they are causing you harm or pain in anyway.

      I would also encourage you to have another look at the phrase “happily married”. What do you mean by that? Can you define what happiness is to you, and what consitutes a happy marriage. Is this a one-sided happy marriage, or is the other person in the relationship happy as well. This is not a judgement, it is to reveal those secrets we talked about in the above paragraph, to see things with new eyes, from new perspectives. Can someone who is self destructive and self harming be in what is called a happy marriage, can the partner be happy in the marriage if they are constantly under stress and worried over their partner. Be honest with yourself. If you ask yourself these questions and you do not like the answers, this is your opportunity to choose to make changes in your life, and by doing so, making changes in the lives of those you love and who love you. These birds are telling you – this is your time, your time to make choices that will affect the rest of your life, and to also let you know that you do not have to do it alone. You have the love and support that you need to make any choices that you choose to make.

  • shawnie

    Thanks for this, my sister opened her door this morning and it was covered in feathers and a dead bird head was on the sidewalk. The body was not there. She believes a cat was the culprit but it freaked her out initially. Glad it is a good thing :-)

    • Penny Lighthall

      Glad to have been of assistance. It is always a shock initially when we see a dead bird, or any dead animal for that matter because of their beauty, and on a primal level, we intuitively know that it is a message of some sort but because of our disconnection from nature, we do not know what that message is.

  • paul carley

    Thankyou penny, i know what ive got to do, hard work and My families love are the things that keep everything in place, i will take Ur Kind words and use them to guide myself in a more constructive manner, im afraid ive been using My past as an excuse for My behavour! Thanku so much , i am going to change because i Do love My family and i want them to love me also, thanks penny

  • sadly I lost my dad on the 18th of may this year my son bought a white rose for his grandma to plant in her front garden the rose was not planted yet but was outside my mothers living room window she woke to look outside and seen a blackbird dead beside the plant face down I have been so upset to think I could lose my mum so soon after dad and mum keeps asking me what was that a sign of ?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Gail: Firstly, let me send your condolences on your recent loss, to you, your mum and your son.
      Please do not worry about losing your mom, for birds do not bring bad omens of impending death, on the contrary, this is a very positive sign, as it is a sign of promise. When you read the blog, you will see that finding a dead bird is a sign that it is time for you to leave something behind, and that you are ready to move forward if you choose to do so. The blackbird, talks about staking out your territory and recognizing that the forces of Nature are with you. It is a reminder to look outside of ourselves for clues and meanings to see what is in store for us in the future.
      Blackbird awakens the mind with awareness as changes of perceptions are unfolding. He stirs psychic abilities and brings to consciousness latent healing gifts and creativity. Blackbird shows how to move with determination, focus and tenacity and how to use your power to its fullest potential. At this time there is a magic of the unseen worlds coming forth that is paired with the balance of grounding within the earth as you walk your path. Blackbird will guide in this new awakening. Blackbird teaches use of intuition that will aid in understanding Mother Nature and the connection to all things. Are you listening carefully to the seen and unseen worlds? Are you grounding and balancing your energy appropriately? Blackbird will teach much and bring new surprises when you least expect it. Pay attention and listen carefully for there is much going on around you that will show you the direction you should now travel.

      So this was not a bad omen, as many people believe, but rather a message that your mom now has an opportunity, if she chooses to, to connect to others on a different level of consciousness. When we grow older, especially during a grieving period, our spirit guides and angels gather closer to us to assist and guide us, and even if we are not aware of it, we are often aware that something has changed even if we can’t quite put our finger on it. We begin to use our intuition more even if we do not realize it because we are more closing connected to Nature, to the Universal/Source energy. I am feeling that you mom is receiving messages from her husband, but is afraid of being considered ill if she mentions them, and this too is quite normal, especially among couples who have been together for a very long time as they have. This blackbird, is simply a message to her that what she is experiencing is real and something weird or abnormal. He really is trying to comfort her from the otherside by visiting her.

  • Hi penny thank you so much I have been reading your blog and have taking great comfort from your words and wisdom. I have been very open to signs my first was when my dad was in the rest room the rooms have names he was resting in the room called harlaw and that was the school his grandaughter went to!! then the blackbird such a relief to hear this is not bad news thank you . x

  • Nitin

    Hi Penny, In dream I saw a Dead crow (Black beak) In The hall of my apartment, and i think it was killed from a cracker which is used in airport to frighten off the Birds, which I suppose I planted it my self. but I planted it with an intention to stray away the birds but it died in the dream. I was having a sort of mixed feeling in the dream. I am travelling after 8 hrs so was worried if it was a good sign or bad sign.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Nitin, as I have mentioned in several other people’s posts, birds are not the messager of bad omens or signs. Seeing a dead bird, either in the dream world or the physical world, is a message to you that something you have been dealing with or struggling with, or blocking you from moving forward, is now dead, and you are ready to move on, to move forward, to begin taking steps to reclaim certain aspects of your life. Crows are all about receiving help with this, usually from an unexpected source and if you stay open to possibilities and opportunities, allowing them to flow into your life, your inner personal magic will assist you as well. The universe is letting you know that you that the time is here to answer the calling of your magic to move forward into your new life. In your dream, you planted and set off the cracker that killed the crow, this could mean, that you are more in control of the situation and outcome than you believe you are. When we release things that no longer serve a purpose in our lives and except the flowing of receiving, magical things can happen, and it is now up to you to choose. Release, accept, move forward, so stay in the place you have been in lately. As it is your choice, it is you in control.

  • RJ

    Hello Penny,
    I am very grateful for your thoughtful & intuitive insight for the bird sightings…from these postings I have been able to gather & understand that the circumstances of my own experience are not necessarily negative, but a release of something negative from which to move on…
    But most of those who have posted see those already deceased, or near death…
    I was on the phone with my mother on our front porch in WV when something falling from our red oak tree caught my eye. It fell entirely too quickly & oddly…
    As I approached the tree, I saw it was a young baby/fledgling bird, beautifully marked brown & bright red, on it’s side, eyes wide up at me & gasping, with it’s poor little head twisted around completely in the wrong direction. I immediately burst into tears as I ran to get my husband not sure what to do to help this poor little thing, whom I was certain had just broken his/her neck…
    My husband accompanied me out & picked up the little bird, thinking it was only stunned as it flapped a bit & seemed to regain some consciuosness from the stunning & jarring impact it had suffered, but still could not upright it’s little head…
    Just when he thought & tried to reassure me the little critter would be okay, the poor thing stopped breathing & died in his hands… I cried again & said a little prayer for this poor little innocent baby feeling terribly I could do nothing to help or ease its suffering.
    It still bothers me to recall it…
    So yes, referencing some of your other posts, I see that I am to let go of trying to fix everyone & everything…
    But I do not know if the bird was/is a cardinal or a robin for certain…I could send you a picture I was able to snap in those brief moments my husband was convinced he/she was okay…
    My husband and I have both been through obstacles that no newlywed couple should face and injustices too numerous to count, all from a single source, and all of which has put our marriage & unity with each other through very difficult tests. He already has children; I do not, but, we are trying to start a family of our own. However, God has not seen fit to bless us with this miracle yet, and I feel like this burdens & worries both of us (him even moreso than me).
    On top of that, the conversation with my mother was my inquiring of the condition of my father, who has MS & had been admitted to the ER last night for going into seizures. She tried several times through the night to call me to come pick her up very early in the morning, but none of us heard any of the house or mobile phones & I didnt get her messages until this morning right before the bird falling & crashing happened & I was feeling incredibly horrible for not being there for the only single person in my life who has never failed me…
    If you maybe arent bored to tears reading this & have any further insight to what I experienced & the meaning of cardinals, I would be very grateful… Thank you.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Rebecca, yes please email me a copy of the photo and I may be able to better tell which species we are dealing with, as it does make a difference. please send it to the email: pathwayconnections@hotmail.com

      Right now I am receiving several questions a day and spending more than 3-4 per day responding to them. But when I receive your photo, I will move you to the front of the que and get back to you as soon as I can.

      • Penny Lighthall

        Morning again Rebecca: I have done some more research on the photo that you sent me. It is not a Rosebreasted Grosbeak as I first thought. You were correct, it is a baby cardinal. It is really difficult to tell from fledglings sometimes because their feathers and colours come in at different stages of their development. But I do believe this is a cardinal.
        To find a dead bird can be very upsetting, to have one die in your hands is extremely upsetting. It is an honour however, to be present at the death of another being, to be there for them when they transition back to the spirit realm, so they are not allow at the most vulnerable time of their lives. When a bird is ill or injured, its natural instinct is to hide, seek shelter, seek sanctuary. It chose you to meet its needs at the end of its life. This is an acknowledgement of the deep level of caring, compassion, loving that you have, not only for those you love, but all beings.
        The cardinal sings a song of renewed importance, and its dying in your hands is a sort of “double-dose” message for you. The message that a cardinal brings is all about accepting yourself as a source of light, and when you couple that with the message of it dying in your hands, it is truly a message that you are a source of light, love, compassion, caring, understanding and forgiveness. You are being asked to not be afraid to conduct yourself accordingly. What does that mean?
        When dealing with the source of the injustices that you mentioned, that one single source, do not be afraid to go with your instinct to be that source of light, love, compassion, etc. For this is in the highest good for you to do so, you actually are being called to do so. There are three sides to every story – the other person’s side and how they interpret it to be true, your side and how you interpret it to be true, and then what is actually going on. We bring to every issue in our lives, the accumulation of our life experiences as a reference point when interpreting a situation, and since no two people can ever have the same life experiences, no two people can ever have the same interpretation of a situation. The very best we can do is use our source of light, love, compassion, understanding and forgiveness to assist the situation. There is a Buddhist saying: is it better to be right or better to be happy. Here is another one, be the change you want to see in the world. So if you are not afraid to conduct your self as a source of light, others will begin to follow you in this situation, and you will see a change in their behaviour as well. For light generates light, it cannot generate shadow, only something standing in the way of light can generate shadow. Be the light. This is the message of this dear,dear cardinal. It fell from an oak tree, oak trees are symbols of growth, personal development, self knowledge and self confidence. It reassures you that you are on the right path, the one of light, love, compassion, etc. and acknowledges that family and friends are supportive right now and that discussions of your future will be fruitful. It is a good time for change and a good time to explore your opportunities.
        Understand as well, that if was in the highest good for you, for your mother, or father for you to have been at the hospital at that time, you would have heard the phone, picked it up and been on your way. There was a reason you did not hear the phone, and you may not find that reason right now, but trust that there was a reason. It may reveal itself later.

  • naomi

    Hi Penny,

    I am so please I found your blog and read about Gail’s experience too. I lost my Dad suddenly to Cancer in February this year. We have lived in our house for 13 years & I have never had so many sightings of birds in our garden. We have had a robin nesting in our shed.Then two weeks ago I walked out into the garden to find a dead blue tit right by my back door, then yesterday when I went to put the trash out, there was a dead black bird by the gate.
    I had a turbulent relationship with my Dad, we often did not see eye to eye, but I always remained loyal and loving towards him, despite it being difficult at times.
    So far 2013 has been a bad one for us, with losing my dad, my husband lost his job, and trying to support my mum through her grieving as well.
    Thank you for your insight

    • Penny Lighthall

      Wow Naomi, I am impressed that you are knowledgeable enough about birds to be able to identify a tit. Lets deal with the robin first. Robins are the one of the first signs that spring has arrived. Here in Canada where I live, it is not uncommon for the robins to arrive while there is still snow on the ground, making them a significant sign that new beginning are at hand, a sort of new re-birth if you will. The robin nesting in your shed is a sign from your Dad that he is ok, that he is more than ok, he is fine and he wants you to know that it is time for you to release all the difficulties of the turbulent relationship that you shared with him, and move forward, be re-born and live a happier life. The message from the tit is about maintaining your dignity and your inner nobility. It also lets you know that little things count and serve a great function, and these are really important in fulfilling your responsibilities. The black bird is usually seen as a sign of promise, especially when it comes to staking out your territory and lets you know that the forces of Nature are with you now. A garden indicates that your hard work and diligence will pay off in the end. It is also symbolic of stability, potential, and inner growth. You need to cultivate a new skill or nurture your spiritual and personal growth, and represents tranquility, comfort, love and domestic bliss. You need to be more nurturing. A shed is where we store things, tucked away until we need them, such as emotions or memories.

      So now that we have general information on the major players in your questions, we can begin to tie it all together. A robin in your shed, where you have stored away emotions and memories until you are ready to deal with them and this is related to your relationship with your Dad. As the blog tells you seeing a dead bird is an indication that what you are dealing with is now ready to be released and it is time for you to begin your rebirth (robin) by taking out those emotions and memories, dealing with them, releasing them and then moving forward with your life.

      The forces of Nature that the blackbird is talking about are your higher inner self; your inner nobility ie the knowledge that you are “good enough”, dealing with your self-worth issues, and letting you know that you are stronger than you give yourself credit, and as in the garden, if you are willing to do the inner work, your efforts will be rewarded. All three of these birds, are pointing to the necessity of working on your inner self, nurturing your spiritual and personal growth. The person who needs to be nurtured in this equation is you, and in doing so you will generate a great sense of tranquility, comfort, love and domestic bliss. But none of this can happen if you choose to avoid taking those emotions and memories out and doing the work.
      You mention supporting your mom through her grief – a way in which you can do that is to do the above work. She can speak to the memories and the emotions that you have surrounding your relationship with your father, her perspective can be very useful in this situation, and will also allow her to bring out her own memories and emotions regarding him and work through them as well. Often when we lose a loved one, we are afraid of the pain that memories and/or discussions about them may cause both us and other loved ones. When in fact, we find if we are open to doing this work, miracles of sorts can happen. There is a nobility in that, and it addresses the message of the tit, in following through and doing what needs to be done. Remember, little things count and serve a great function – we may not immediately beware of those functions, but in all things, there is Divine Timing.
      It has been a difficult year for you and your loved ones, but it is not anything that you can’t move forward from. The tit is also a message for your husband, letting him know that even though he may not get that new “dream job” right away, there is a nobility in doing what needs to be done, to get the bills paid, if he takes a lesser paying job, or one for which he is overqualified, and to remember that in doing so the little things count and serve a function.

  • Neetika

    I am relieved to read this article. I found a green very rare looking bird today on my run today. It had disappeared in a few minutes. It actually looked like a mini dinosaur which kind of freaked me out. I have been trying to find out the species of the bird , but am unable to.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Neetika: I am afraid I can’t help you out much here. I will need a little more information from you, such as the identification of the bird species. Have you tried an internet search? try googling “images of green birds”, or try “images of common birds of…..(put where you live in the search)”. When searching for birds of….. you do not need to be extremely specific. But even all birds of Canada are not found in the USA for instance. Some birds in the province of Ontario, Canada and not found on the East Coast of Canada, or on the West Coast of Canada. I do not know where you live, but try that search, or go to your local zoo, or natural history museum, or your local naturalist or bird watching club. Someone knows what it is that you saw. When you get the info, then confirm it by googling its image on the internet, and then write me back.

      • Neetika

        Sure, I’ll do that. I can email the picture to you in case you know the bird species. But it is good to know that seeing a dead bird is not bad. I felt it was a spiritual message :) .

  • Adeel Salman

    Hi I saw a crow fall in front of me today in the morning around 8:30 on june 25th 2013… the crow was dying … it bled to death from his mouth… i think he looked at me… i was in my room… and eventually he died…
    I am not superstitious but this has never happened to me ever before… i am just wondering what it means or if it has any significance.
    Thanks

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Adeel. It is a very beautiful double message for you. Firstly, To find a dead bird can be very upsetting, to have one die in your hands is extremely upsetting. It is an honour however, to be present at the death of another being, to be there for them when they transition back to the spirit realm, so they are not allow at the most vulnerable time of their lives. When a bird is ill or injured, its natural instinct is to hide, seek shelter, seek sanctuary. It chose you to meet its needs at the end of its life. This is an acknowledgement of the deep level of caring, compassion, loving that you have, not only for those you love, but all beings.
      The second message is from the crow, as crows bring messages about problems or obstacles you have been experiencing. Expect help with them from unexpected sources. Each of us is unique, and as such each of us have magical aspects about us. Your personal magic is calling out to the Universe and the Universe will answer that calling. Magical help is at hand. I see that magical help being a part of you, in that, because of your nature of deep caring, compassion and loving, you will attract others who want to help you, simply because you are you and you care. Your caring allows others to care as well, this is how the magic of the universe works, and this is from where you will receive your help. So whatever is happening in your life, do not be afraid to show your loving, caring, compassionate side, as that will lead others to respond in that manner. You are going to be the change that you want to see in the world, leading by example. The choice is yours.

  • Tamara

    Thank you for your information. It was helpful. However, I didn’t actually see dead birds. I either dreamt, see on t.v., and my daughter talk about a dead bird. Does this have the same meaning? Your response is nicely appreciated. Thanks.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Tamara, I suspect that you had an opportunity to see the dead bird, but somehow missed it, so missed the message. Therefore your guides and angels have been helping your out but sending them to you in your dreams, and providing you with opportunities to see them on tv. Also, a parent will sit up and take notice when their child starts talking about such things as dead birds. They sent the message to her to bring it to you, because the other ways were not working.
      We are all intuitive beings, but some of us do not pay attention to our intuition, or completely dismiss it when it presents itself. So you were seeing them in your dreams and on tv and other places, but you were shutting down your intuition that was telling you that this was something important that you should pay attention to – so your guides got your attention by sending you the message through your daughter.
      So in answer to your question, yes the message is the same. You are at a time in your life when you are ready for something to change. Use your intuition to discern what that might be, or maybe you don’t even have to, maybe it is so obvious, you can’t believe you didn’t see it before. In any case, now is the time to release something that is no longer serving a purpose in your life, so that the new energies and opportunities will have space to come into your life.
      Light, love & peace – Penny

  • Maureen

    Small birds have been perching right above my sister’s
    Storm door. Then today she found 3 dead birds evenly spaced
    Apart between the front of two cars parked in her driveway
    And the garage doors. One in front of each vehicle and one
    In the space between the cars.
    Here’s the concern, her two oldest boys who just graduated
    From college are about to drive cross country to start a
    Job in California. Joining them will be her husband and
    Youngest son for the ride and vacation. They will fly back.
    She has been stressing about this time and now with the
    Discovery of the birds the worry has intensified. A word from you
    Will help understand its meaning. Thanks!

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Maureen and Maureen’s sister: sorry to be so long getting back to you, the trip is probably over by now and everyone home safe and sound. I injured my back on the day before you sent this message and I was on very powerful pain killers and could not channel messages.
      If they have not left yet, I want to know that these dead birds are not a bad omen. Birds do not bring messages of doom and gloom, this is an old wives tale. They do however bring messages to us about things in our lives coming to an end, and that has been misinterpreted to mean someone dying. Not so. In this case, it is a message that your two oldest boys are now ready to leave home, leave the care of their mother, and move on to the next stage of their lives. It is a message that you as their mother, are now ready to allow that to happen. It is an acknowledgement that this stage of their lives and your life is now over and it is time for all of you to being a new stage, one in which you are the mother of adult men – a totally new dynamic for all of you. In essence, time to cut the apron strings.
      You have a choice now. You can choose to see this as the new and exciting opportunity that it is for you and for them, in which case, all sort of new opportunities will arrive for all of you, or you can choose to resist the new dynamic in attempt to hold on to the old, in which case you can expect resistance and emotional pain to follow. It is your choice. This is the message of the dead birds. Release and let go, or hold on and struggle.
      I hope this is of some assistance to you.
      Light, love & peace – Penny

  • Claire Stafford

    Hi Penny

    Today a sparrow fell from the sky and hit me on the head. It then fell to the ground and died.
    I’ve experienced a quite traumatic couple of months, in which every aspect of my life has been affected and has changed.

    Along with a lot of self reflection and personal development, my spiritual and intuitive senses seem to have developed significantly over this period, which is what led me to consider the dying sparrow from today as significant.

    Your blog seemed to make particular sense to me and I was wondering if you could offer any more insight into my particular encounter today.

    Many thanks.
    Claire :)

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Claire, I sort of chuckled when I read your post. It reminded me of a time when I was sitting on a stone wall having an informal luncheon with a man I had been smitten with for months who had finally asked me out to lunch. While eating, a pigeon flew overhead and pooped right on my plate. How does one recover from that. It was the only date I had with him. I got the message loud and clear, life with this man would quite literally generate a lot of shit in my life. However, that is my story, on to yours.
      You say you have had a lot of trauma over the past few months. The main message from the sparrow is that this time is now coming to an end and it is time for you to release that which no longer serves a purpose in your life. Your Intuition will lead you to understand what that something is. It has developed significantly recently so that you can begin to make changes in your life. It is important for you to know that your intuition is 100% correct, 100% of the time. We, as spiritual beings who have come to the Earth Plane to have human experiences which allow us to grow and evolve on a spiritual level, all arrive here with everything we need to accomplish that task. Everyone is intuitive, the difference between people is that some choose to use their intuition and others do not. The sparrow is telling you that you can trust in your nobility. Fulfill your responsibilities, and begin with your responsibilities to yourself. In other words, do what you need to do for you.
      The origin of your intuition is that of the Divine, the Universe, Spirit, God, Source, whatever term/name you choose for that higher innerself that we all have, that connects us to the source energy. Its purpose is to guide and protect you while you are here growing and evolving. Because of its source, and its purpose, trust that it is, as I said, 100% correct 100% of the time. Which means, it is always right and never wrong. That is important to remember. If you could access guidance that was always right and never wrong, why would you choose to ignore that guidance, because obviously it would always lead you to something better and your life would improve. Think about that as you take these steps to fulfill your responsibilities, especially to yourself. When we do as our intuition guides us to do, our obstacles soon pass out of view. This is the message of the sparrow. And just as the pigeon pooped in my food, you had to quite literally be hit over the head with the message so you would listen to it. My guess is that you have been getting this message in various forms over the past little while, but have been choosing to ignore them. So bang, hit them on the head and see if they ignore it any longer.
      Light, love & peace – Penny

  • Aditi

    Hi, i was driving to work today, goin past a round about where pigeons gather to eat. while taking the turn i think i ran over a pigeon, i am not sure if i ran over it, or someone else did, or it was already there… i came back to see if it was there, if hurt i could help, but crows had flocked over by then and had started feeding on it….i also stopped to see any such signs on the car tyres…..none… i have been feeling terrible about it…. i love animals and birds and i can never think of harming them and now this happened… its very difficult to overcome it…can u help me please, does it mean anything?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Aditi: I would say that the pigeon was already dead and that it was another vehicle that hit it. It is still distrubing though when you love all animals and birds, to find a dead one. However, it was a message for you. When you read the blog, you would have learned that seeing a dead bird is an indication that it is now the right time in your life to release something that is no longer serving a purpose in your life, and that it is also time for you to move forward from that into something new. It is a message that in order for new things to come, old things have to die. I am sure you have heard the saying “out of loss comes new beginnings”. This is the message of the dead bird. Now pigeons are all about home and family – seek security around and in the home, and sticking close to family – both biological or otherwise, when the storms arise in your life. So have a look around at what is happening in your life. Is there a storm of sort happening, by that I mean, some chaos or drama happening. If so stay close to your family til it passes, and pass it shall, that is the message from the crows. For crows bring us magical help, you will be receiving unexpected help with the storms, the chaos, the drama, the problems in you life. Your inner personal magic is calling out to have these issues resolved, and they will be. So watch for signs of help and choose to accept it when it arrives.

  • Susie

    Hi Penny,

    I’m reaching out to you in hopes that you can provide some clarity as to why I’m seeing dead birds lately. I’ve recently relocated to another state approximately 1.5 months ago ’cause I like the sense of adventure and always wanted to live in a different state. :) Furthermore, I wanted to change my career path (from accounting/finance to social work/education) and with the likely cut in pay, I needed to live in an affordable state. I was fortunate to find an apartment and moved in within a week. Since then, I’ve hit the ground running attempting to find a job in social work/education and only received two phone interviews and one in-person interview. No offers. :( Albeit the process is discouraging, I’m continuing with the job search. A few weeks ago I met a man who asked me to grab some coffee. The conversation progressed well and he asked me on a date. On the day of this first date, I see a dead white-winged dove as I stepped out of the gym (part of the apartment amenity) heading back to my apartment. It laid on its side (facing my direction), all body parts intact, no blood. I scurried past it and dashed back to my apartment. The date went well and definitely felt chemistry. Then a week later, on the day of the second date, I see another dead bird. This time it is a baby bird. It was located on the parking spot next to mine. It was flattened (presumably by the car in that spot), had some feathers (but primarily bare skin since it’s a baby), no blood. The second date went well. So, what do these dead birds mean?

    Any insight you can provide will be helpful. Thank you!!

    Susie

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Susie: these dead birds are a message that you are now in a place in your life where you are ready to release the aspects of your life that are no longer serving a purpose in it. Since you are associating these dead birds with the man you are dating, and your intuition is telling you to do that, I would say that you are now ready to release what ever issues have been preventing you from entering into a healthy long term relationship. I am not suggesting that this gentleman is “the one”. I am suggesting that you are ready to be open to opportunities that will be presenting themselves in the form of possible new relationships. Listen to your intuition, for it is 100% correct, 100% of the time as it guides and protects you in your decision making process. This man may be the one, or he may not be, the decision is yours and your intuition will let you know which choice is best for you.

  • Janet

    I cam across your blog and I find it comforting that you have a detailed explanation of what finding a dead bird means. I found a sparrow dead on my balcony yesterday, which is odd because I see mostly seagulls and ocean type birds. My apt is directly on the beach and I have only seen a sparrow on my balcony one other time, it was singing and standing right on the ledge of the patio glass door, it was the Sunday before my dad passed six days later on Sunday. I live in LA and it was interesting that back in FL where my family lives, my dad’s pick-up truck just had sparrows perched everywhere. That was unusual, my brother told me that the birds just sat and sang. Similar to what I experienced at my home in CA.

    I’ m going to do a burial on the beach tonight. I have been going through some tough financial and job times for the past three years and when I lost my dad two years ago, it has been really challenging because he just understood me as a person and always knew what to say to encourage me and assure me that I’m gonna be alright. I have been pressing to find a better paying job that gets me back to the exec level I once was as well as starting my own business venture to eventually transition on from corporate life.

    I want to honor the bird and give it a burial with love right here on the beach. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog, this helped me make sense out something so unusual.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Janet, here is a message that the sparrow carries to you, it is about trusting in your nobility, and I can tell that you do as you wanted to honour the little sparrow with a proper burial, and I can hear the love in your voice when you talked about your father. The big message of the sparrow is that it is your time right now, your time to pursue and do what you need to do for yourself, and in doing so you are accepting full responsibility for your life, and you will see that obstacles blocking your path will soon past out of view. This is the same message for your brother. I am getting the sense that your father’s passing was a means of releasing both of you of your responsilibity for him, and that it now your time and your brother’s time to both do what is best for each of you. Don’t be afraid to step into that energy and release your grief over your father’s passing – he sent the sparrows to you so you would know that it is ok to move on with your lives. He is still trying to tell you that he understands you and that you are going to be alright. But your grief has been holding you back. It is time to release that which is no longer serving a purpose or is preventing you from moving forward. If you are able to do this, you will see big changes come into your life, and the obstacles preventing you from getting that job and/or becoming an entrepeneur, will just seem to vanish, and you will have such clarity that you may not believe it is real, but it is.

      Light, love & peace – Penny

      • Janet

        Thank you Penny for your insight. So thankful I found your blog and I understand the meaning of this special sparrow. I will be on the look out for your book on birds, just a fascinating subject.

        • Penny Lighthall

          Hi Janet, glad to have been of some help. The book is coming along nicely. It was pouring rain here all day, a good day to write. The target date for the book is in November, in time for Christmas.
          Light, love & peace. Penny

  • Jenius

    Hi Penny. Today (Sunday), I was driving to work and heard a flick against my car and looked up my rear view mirror and saw in a distance a black object in the middle of the road. I made a U turn to go back to the spot to check up on the bird. By then there were several cars that drove past the spot and I was almost certain the bird would have been run over by one or more cars. Amazingly, the bird was just standing in the middle of the road. I parked my car and went to pick it up thinking if it could fly, it would. It did not even attempt to move as I gently cupped it with my hands. The bird was clearly an old bird by looking at its legs. It had no visible injuries such as broken wings, neck, blood, but its eyes were closed. It was not dead because it’s body was not limp and I could feel its heart beat in my palm. When I stroke its neck or chin, it would open its eyes. I then drove to a friends house thinking she would know what to do. Her boyfriend answered the door; my friend was on the phone upstairs. I asked him if he knew what to do, and he said he didn’t, however he offered the bird some water. I dipped its beak into the dish and the bird did seem to take a little water by the swallowing motion. My friend’s boyfriend determined that the bird was dying, so I decided to take it to the wetland 7 miles away. During the car ride, I held it in my left hand. It started to struggle and attempted to fly a bit. When I got to the wetland, I found a shady spot, and put it on the ground. I took a picture of it and gave it another gentle stroke and left it there. I have been wondering if I somehow struck it? But it had no injuries. Lately, things in me and around me are changing especially energetically in the past few weeks. I am currently reading a book called Zen Entrepreneurship in which the author asks the readers to look for unusual clues and sings as life is like a treasure hunt. My encounter of this bird was definitely unusual from how it did not get run over by other cars being in the middle of the road, to I turned back to check up on it (which I normally would not), to I drove the distance to take it to a resting place. I suppose it’s giving me the message that I’m ready to let go of old habits, don’t seek advise from others but listen to my own intuitions?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Jenius: Wow, what an interesting story. I would say that you did not hit the bird. If you had, you would certainly have seen some physical damage. I do not know what kind of bird it is that you are speaking of and since you photographed it, can you please send me the photo to pathwayconnections@hotmail.com That way I can give you a proper interpretation.

  • Liz

    Janet, thank you for your blog. I am amazed at the spiritual, emotional and psychological effect that birds have ! I saw birds flying inside a lumber store and was dreaming about birds that night. I was contemplating moving to a different unit in my complex. I had a reading with a women and my brother Vincent who is passed came through. He was connected to birds. The very next morning I saw a dead robin outside of my building closer to my unit. That really startled me. Today I decided to stay where I am and bring life to my unit. Your blogged has touched me deeply and I am grateful for you and your insight and blessed gift. Any comments will be appreciated. Liz

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Liz: I am grateful that the blog has been of assistance to you. Vincent actually sent you the birds in your dream. He was a bird whisper as well, and they seemed to “flock” to him. He had a very special communication with them and delighted in spending time with them. He found them to be one of the greatest marvels on the planet. As you read in the blog, seeing a dead bird is a message that it is time to or that you are ready to move forward with your life by releasing something that has been preventing you from taking that forward movement. In the case of the Robin, it is really about releasing your feelings of not being good enough, and you can accomplish this by trusting in your creative ideas. This would relate directly to your decision to bring life into your unit. You are being encouraged to release the fear of being judged by others as you stretch yourself into new areas. If you do this, your efforts will be rewarded, and often in ways you never dreamed of. Vincent sent the birds to your dreams to get your attention, so that when you say the dead robin, you would make a connection that you had just witnessed something special and inquire about it. He is encouraging you, and your efforts to move forward in your spiritual development. Congratulations, you are in Vincent’s words “ready to take flight”, so do be afraid, trust that you can do it. Light, love & peace – Penny

  • Jaseema

    Hello Penny,
    I wanted to know what this could possibly mean, I am a bit worried since crow symbolizes death. Yesterday afternoon my dad noticed a crow that has been sitting on our small tree branch in our backyard, I believe it is injured cuz it was still sitting there at night. I am a bit worried, as I had been having a lot of pain for the past week in my stomach I took care of the problem and got help my dad was going through some medical problems to, but does this really mean something bad is going to happen and then my mom said two weeks ago they found a dead baby bird on the grass. But when I got up
    This morning there were sounds of two or more crows in my backyard. I would appreciate it if you could tell me what this symbolizes as I am worried since everyone thinks its a sign of death.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Jaseema: I have answered many questions about crows. Crows and owls seem to have the most misunderstood messages associated with them. The fear that crows or owls bring death, or are able to predict deaths of loved ones is an old wives tale. At one time when humankind had a nature based belief system, we were in tune with the energies of all living things and we intuitively knew the meanings behind these sightings. However, once Christianity arrived on the scene, in an effort to turn people from the nature based belief system to the Church, they villainized certain aspects, and this included the role of birds in our society. Because crows are black, which is associated with darkness, fear, and evil in the Christian realm, and because crows like to sit in elm trees which are commonly seen in cemeteries, they were assigned the persona of “bird of death watch”. Often when we believe in a certain tradition, we have expectations surrounding it and are able to see signs that are easily misinterpreted.
      The role of the crow being that of the predictor of death is in many ways so far removed from its original meaning, that many people do not acknowledge its original meaning and will even dispute it. The Crow brings you a message that help with whatever you are having difficulties with is on the way, and you can expect that help to come from an unexpected place. There is some truth in the symbolize of a crow representing death, however, it is not in the way that people have come to believe it to be. The death that they represent is not a physical death, but more of a metaphorical death. The death of an unpleasant situation; the death of a fear that may be holding you back from moving forward in your life, etc, it represents more of an end to something, rather than a death. They are trying to tell you that it is time to pay attention to these medical problems, keep an open mind regarding them, and that help with the situation will come from some unexpected place or person.
      The dead baby bird in the yard is a further confirmation of this. When you read the blog, you will learn that seeing a dead bird is really a message that it is time and that you are ready to release whatever is holding you back, or preventing you from moving forward with your life, so that the new opportunities, can have room to enter into your life.
      The crow sitting in the tree is exactly where is should be. Crows roost in trees at night. It has been trying to get you attention, that is what the calling crows is all about, to bring you around to understanding that help is on it way.
      One other reason that crows have been associated with death, is because recall seeing them at the time of the passing of a loved one, but what they are really trying to communicate to you, is that the time of the passing of this loved one, is now a time for you to release issues associated with them, so that you can move forward. It is unfortunate that they arrive at the time of the death of a loved one because it has caused their message to be subverted into something to be feared rather than welcomed.

      Light, love & peace, Penny

  • frances

    Greetings Penny, Last weekend I saw a dead pigeon lying on the side of the street in NYC. (While pigeons die all the time a dead one is not that common a sight.) Then on Tuesday as I was crossing the street to go to work something sharp landed on my hand. I was startled by the impact and shook my hand without looking. It was a dying sparrow. Another sparrow came down next to it. I was frightened by the experience and regret not comforting the bird, especially after reading all that I have found in your site on this topic. While I do feel tremendously relieved to know that this announces changes (and I certainly have them relationship wise and work wise, a book I want to publish, jobs I wish for) I feel so guilty for not being there for that bird that honored me with his presence. I do promise to comfort going forward even as dying animals have always scared me in the past. Is this OK?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Frances: First let me address the pigeon question. Pigeons are all about returning home, thus the name of the Homing Pigeon. They have the unique ability to find their way home even when released 100s of miles away, an organic form of GPS. The message that they bring is to seek security around and in the home, especially when storms arrive in our lives, and by that I mean chaotic events, not weather systems. When you are faced with these, huddle with your family, biological or chosen family. If you have been undergoing a lot of changes in your life, the chances are pretty good that you have been experiencing some stormy times lately as chance is often brought on by chaos and/or drama. It is often a response to what challenges us. So the pigeon wanted you to know that some of this drama is coming to an end and you are ready to move forward with things, especially with family support behind you.
      Sparrows are all about trusting your nobility. What does that mean? That it is time for you to fulfill your responsibilities, pursue and do what you need to do for yourself, for in doing what is in your highest good rather than what others are pushing for you to do, you are being noble. Trust that this noble act will lead you to where you need to be and obstacles blocking your path will begin to disappear as you move forward, the greater the trust in this nobility, the faster the obstacles will disappear. So if we tie the two incidents together we begin to see a picture forming: as outside influences are encouraging you, and even pushing, you to do what you know is not in your highest good, drama is created. Turn to your family, biological or chosen family for the support you need to stand in your nobility and do what is right for you, not for others. For in the end, if something is right for you, the domino affect creates a rightness for others.
      Of course the experience frightened you, that is natural, to be frightened by what we do not understand, and that is ok. I feel that the sparrow came to you as it was dying for a couple of reasons, one was to really get your attention and draw it to recognizing what needs to be done, and the promise that you are making is part of that, honouring and growing the compassionate side of you – understanding that compassion is not a weakness as many believe it is, but a strength. Having a bird or animal die in our presence, as I mentioned, is all about trust, compassion, etc. It was all as it was supposed to be. If you had stayed put, comforted the bird, the lesson would have been different for you, but the lesson was exactly as it needed to be to activate that part of you. The sparrow trusted that you are going to fulfill that promise, as it is part of what is necessary for you to do to develop that noble side of you.

      Light, love & peace – Penny

  • Liz

    Dear Penny,
    Thank you for your response to me and everything makes perfect sense and is quite accurate and specific. Interesting about releasing something and it preventing me from moving forward and fear of being judged and releasing feelings of not being good enough (that was a big issue for Vincent & unfortunately brought forth his demise). I love that Vincent is encouraging me to move forward in spiritual development and that I am finally ready to take flight. Amazing he was a bird whisperer as his favorite book was Jonathan Livingston Seagull ! He used to make bird houses too. After doing some research it turned out that the robin was actually a male. I will look forward to reading your book and already I am sharing your blog with others. much love , light, peace and blessings to you. Liz

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Liz: thank you for your endorsement. I will be certain to let you know when the book has been published and is ready. I am launching a new website in a few days called Pen E-Books. It is to highlight my e-books that I have published and my bird book is done, it will be up on that site. I am very glad that my response was helpful to you. Vincent is drawing my attention to Mourning Doves as I am writing this. They are about being fearless, especially in the company of humans, and enjoying open spaces. If possible try and get out in nature more often, this will help you, and when feeling the pressures of those judging you, remember the mourning dove and its fearlessness in the presence of people. They also have wonder ventriloquisistic qualities, meaning that when they choose to, or need to, they can sound like other birds, so remember this when in crowded rooms, you can use that skill to “fit in” a bit better – meaning listen, and, and if need be, use the words of others to assist you in situations you may feel awkward in – ahh, public presentations, when doing public presentations use this skill and you will do just fine.
      Let me know how things go. Penny

  • Traci

    Thank you so much for your post. I found much comfort in your answers to all of us who have had dead birds cross our paths. I have been going thru many life changes and healing energies from my past and found it interesting that yesterday I found a dead baby bird that had fallen out of its nest overnight and this morning a juvenile robin flew into my window and breathed its last breaths in front of me. I held it in hopes of it coming to but realized it had passed. Your post helped me to realize that I need to keep going forward with changes in leaving my past behind. Please, if there are any other messages you may see with regards of the age of the birds or the fact that one was a robin please advise. Thank you!

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Traci: As you have read and understood, it is in your highest good to “keep going forward with changes in leaving your past behind”. I can tell you this about the robin, as robins bring us messages that a new spring is coming for you (metaphorically that is). Spring is all about growth, sprouting up, bringing new life, and this is what you are being encouraged to do, grow, move forward, bring new life into your life, stretch into new areas, especially creative ones. We are co-creators of our lives and humans are most happiest when they are creating. This creation can take the form of any thing from cooking a healthy meal for our selves, growing a simple daisy, sewing a new outfit, painting – even if we are not so great at it, etc. It is the act of creating that keeps our lives filled with wonder, magic and inner peace. When we stop creating, we become stagnant, listless, moody, and very negative. The robin wants you to know that your efforts in this area will be rewarded, and bear in mind the axiom, you get out what you put into your life, it is never truer than in this case. The fact it was a young robin, reinforces this message, for a young bird is all about growing. Hope this helps.

  • dawn

    Before we opened the pool there were 2 dead squirrels then a week later 5 more plus one sparrow. Birds have been hitting my windows they don’t die just hit the windows and found 2 more dead sparrows around the pool in the past 2 days.The marriage I’m in is coming to an end and we’re moving on eventually once things are situated in finding a new place to live.. Is this why everything is dying etc?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Dawn: I had to research squirrels, as I channel mostly birds. Squirrels are all about finding balance in your life, especially balance between work and play. Squirrels are really playful, but they are also industrious, “squirreling” away a stash of nut for the winter. They play, they plan, and they invest in their future. We can learn a lot from observing them. As with the birds, when we find a dead animal, they are messengers come to tell us that it is time to move forward and the obstacles, problem or incident that is preventing us from moving forward has come to an end. It is important to remember, that these precious beings do not die to bring us the message, we do not cause their deaths, but when they do die, it is a sign to us when we see them. By that I mean, that we cannot prevent their deaths, but we can understand the message that they bring to us.
      As you say, the marriage is coming to an end, and the squirrels are letting you know that your life has been out of balance for quite a while. Life has not been much fun lately, but now the both of you can move forward, bring some joy back into your lives, especially if you can have a friendly parting of the ways, and can’t more balance.
      The sparrows are messengers bring you signs that it is now time for you to do what you need to do for yourself. Be sure to fulfill your responsibilities, and in doing so, you are acknowledging your inner nobility. For we all have choices in our lives, we can choose to stand still and let the world move around us and become a victim, or we can choose to accept our role in the lives we have created for ourselves, learn from them, and then move forward. This is noble, to come to understand that in any situation there are 3 sides. There is the story as told from your perspective, the story told from their perspective and the truth, which usually has a few elements from the other two sides. The world is not black and white, there is a lot of grey and other colours out there. So do what you need to do for yourself, to bring the balance, and joy back into your life, while keeping the highest good of all involved well within your view. I hope this helps.
      This part has nothing to do with the reading, but I am assuming that near or even overhead of your pool are wires, trees or fences. I ask because I have a friend who had a pool and it had the wires leading to the house from the pole passing over the pool. The squirrels would run along it and sometimes they would fall in the pool. If they fall in the pool, they cannot get out because the ledge is too high above the water, and they eventually drowned when too exhausted to swin any longer. So they started leaving a piece of Styrofoam in the pool and when the squirrels fell in, they could swin to the floating Styrofoam, get up on it, rest a bit and then when the Styrofoam floats close enough to the edge, the squirrels could jump to the pool deck. She has not found any dead squirrels in her pool since. Just a side note.

  • T

    Hello Penny,

    I currently have quite a few things going on in my life at the moment, but I will start with this. I found a dead bird today, kept thinking about it, so after some searching….here I am.
    I work for a communications company and went to a cell tower site. Much to my surprise when I opened up a box that our equipment is in, I found a dead bird. May not sound all that odd however, this is a metal electrical type box with NO access to any critters, especially something the size of a bird. It is so tight there aren’t any spiders, flies etc…in it.
    Allow me to back up, I lost my dad in February of 2012. I was extremely close to him, he was a wonderful man. I am the hugest skeptic, try to debunk anything that happens, yet am yearning for 100% positive proof that I will see him again, and that he is now at peace. Anyway he used to always call my sisters(4 of them) and I, his “birds”. Without delving into too much detail hopefully I can get to the question. Dad loved feeding the birds, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and loved seeing the cardinals.
    So I completed my work (albeit) perplexed, I left. It bothered me so much I turned around after approx 4 miles to go back and take pictures. Just to prove that there is no possible way for the bird to get in. However as I turned up the remote dirt road back to the tower a cardinal flew in front of me and went up the road a bit before heading back into the trees. It gave me goosebumps and I didn’t quite know what to think. I still don’t for that matter
    Reopening the box to take pictures, I happened to notice feces. So the poor thing was obviously alive for a while. Now this box isn’t big enough for a bird to fly in there, rest and not be noticed. It is maybe 24″x24″x8″deep, impossible to not be seen and impossible to get in there as I said earlier. SO that is what brought me to your site! Now for what I have going on…here you go:
    I despise my job extremely bad! Especially this past week or 2. But also having issues with my stepmom and Dad’s final wishes (that were not honored) and his requests after he was gone still yet to be fulfilled. I have a ton of resentment there. I am deploying for Afghanistan in less than a month, so with all the stresses that brings along with it. Making sure the family is all set with everything while I’m gone, hoping nothing major breaks, and just the stresses of worrying about it all being on my wife, 11yr old son and my daughter off at college and their general safety. And last but not least, my Mom has cancer for her 3rd time. This time it is incurable, however she is on her 3rd medical trial with this round of cancer and she is doing quite well at the moment. Her prognosis was 2yrs, and that was almost 2 1/2yrs ago! Nonetheless, that is a huge concern of mine. “Things” can happen quickly, and when you are thousands of miles away….god forbid I get the call!
    Sorry for the rant, but if this bird theory is true….how can one tell which “bad” circumstance is ending? This whole bird thing is just too coincidental for me to disregard.

    Thanks for your time!

    • Penny Lighthall

      Dear T. my response to this is very long, it took me nearly three hours to sort it out, well all the messages, and it is also very private so I am sending it to you by private email rather than posting the response here in the blog.

  • N.

    Hello Penny,

    I just wanted to say that I have enjoyed reading through these comments. I appreciate your insights. It’s been very comforting and empowering. I’ve been unnerved today. I am about to begin my second trimester of pregnancy. Before this pregnancy, I had a very early miscarriage. Since then, I’ve been edgy about many things. Today one of my children pointed out that there was a dead bird outside. I immediately thought of West Nile. I then went out to see it. It must’ve died very recently. A beautiful yellow warbler was lying on it’s back. I looked closely and saw it’s beak was cracked with a bit of blood. My husband said it most likely hit the window and broke it’s neck. I felt very sad and a bit anxious after seeing it. Then, today after dinner, my sons pointed out a black cat in our driveway. I was really unnerved. I looked out to see this cat standing there and look at me. I clapped my hands and chased it away. Since then I’ve been feeling like a bag of nerves wondering what this all means! I feel it must mean something, two of these weird happenings in one day, perhaps chance, but, I’m wanting to believe that it’s not some sort of bad sign. I’m looking for some insight and some peace of mind. Thank you!

    • Penny Lighthall

      Firstly, thank you for sending me a photo to identify the bird, yes, it is a female American Goldfinch. You state that you have read through the comments, so you already know that seeing a dead bird is not a “bad omen” of any kind, nor is it a forerunner of someone dying. Yes, these two events do sometimes occur around the same time, but they are not inter-related in the way that most people believe they are. What I mean by that is that seeing a dead bird, or a crow, or an owl, does not cause someone to die. This is an old wives tale. If the two events occur around the same time, the message from the bird really has to do with you releasing something that has been holding your back, or something that is not in your highest good that has been impacting your life – it is a signal to move forward from here. So if say for instance someone had a loved one pass away and then saw a dead bird, the message would be that it is time to put the issues between the two of you to rest as well as the person who passed.
      How did these “old wives tales” come into being? At one time all of humankind lived in a nature based belief system, we were one with nature, and we knew instinctively what the birds, animals, plants, rocks, etc were trying to communicate to us. We did not need someone like me to interpret what was going on. Then Christianity arrived on the scene and in an effort to divert people from the nature based belief system to the fear based belief system of the various religions, they attached negative means to all of these incidents. A crow which brings us messages to expect unexpected help from unexpected places (which is a good thing), over time – because it is black and black is associated with darkness and evil in Christianity, became a messenger of death, causing people to be afraid and go into hiding when they see crows. Owls have a similar reputation, because they are birds of the night, they have become a symbol of death and evil, again, attaching fear of the dark to the qualities of the bird. But they are not only wise, but bring us a message that they are all seeing as they can turn their heads in nearly a 360 degree circle. The poor black cat also has been misinterpreted as a bad omen, simple because of its colour, black and the fear associated with black. They are all old wives tales, or what we call superstitions. By definition, superstitions are not based on actual facts:
      su•per•sti•tion
      1. irrational belief: an irrational, but usually deep-seated belief in the magical effects of a specific action or ritual, especially in the likelihood that good or bad luck will result from performing it
      2. irrational beliefs: irrational and often quasi-religious belief in and reverence for the magical effects of some actions and rituals or the magical powers of some objects

      Please know that you are not alone in this type of questions. I get dozens of them every week from people who have been raised to believe in these superstitions and they always describe what they are feeling as a bag of nerves; on edge; anxious; afraid and/or terrified. You are not alone in your beliefs, so please don’t feel that your question was a foolish question or anything remotely like that.

      So now that we have dealt with the cause of your fear of these events, let’s have a look at what it all means for you.

      As mentioned earlier, seeing a dead bird is about some aspect of your life that has reached its natural end and that you are being encouraged to “let it go”. So I will ask you to think back to what was happening at the time that you saw the goldfinch, what was happening on an emotional level with you, physically in your lkife, etc. This is a clue to what it is that has reached its natural end.
      Since goldfinches are very vocal birds, I am willing to bet it has something to do with making yourself heard, speaking your truth, communication issues, or even setting boundries. Goldfinches also encourage increased contact with of nature. They help with endurance in transition of physical to spiritual, aid in understanding the power of your voice and your own song. Goldfinches teach the value and importance of changes, healthy family resolutions along with balance and harmony in dealing with people, and in addition, teach you to awaken to once hidden choices.
      I feel you need to speak to your husband about your fears surrounding this pregnancy, especially since the last one was a miscarriage, even if you have spoken about it, we sometimes hold back out of fear of revealing too much, or making the other person uncomfortable. Even if we are reassured by our doctors that everything is ok, and the pregnancy feels ok, on some level, in the back of our minds is that niggling little bit of fear that will not go away, no matter how hard we try to pretend it doesn’t exist and doesn’t matter. Guess what, it does. It does for you, and it does for him, and it does for your other children. I feel you are all living in a house where everyone is holding their breath waiting for the shoe to drop. This is an extremely stressful way to live. Sing your song, speak of your fears, and encourage others in the family to do the same, that way they can be addressed and resolutions for them found.
      The male goldfinch looks after the female while she is incubating the eggs, bringing her food and feeding her. She gets tender looking care from her mate while awaiting the hatching of the eggs, are you getting the tender loving care that you need from your family, if not, sing your song – speak up. You are being encouraged to not feel guilty asking for what you need right now. This little bird is all about communication, and her message to you is the stop being silent about your needs, especially during this nesting period.
      Hope this helps.

  • N.

    Hi Penny,

    I should clarify. It was not a yellow warbler. It was a brownish bird with a beautiful yellow belly.

    Thank you!

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi N. I am hoping you took a photo of the bird, if you did can you send it to me at pathwayconnections@hotmail.com. There are many, many birds that are brownish with a yellow belly. I do not know where you live so I cannot even narrow it down based on location. I get requests from all over the world, so when you consider all the brown and yellow birds out there, we could be talking about 100s of different species. If you did not take a photo, perhaps you could google “images brown and yellow birds” and see if you can find it there and then let me know what kind it was. If it turns out that the answer is no to both of these options, let me know and I will do the best that I can with the information you have given me.

  • Liz

    Penny, thank you for an incredibly accurate and insightful phone reading. The messages were given to me with compassion, thoughtfulness and integrity. You are a wise, highly advanced intuitive and an intelligent and valuable teacher. I am truly grateful that you are available. Many blessings and light.

  • N.

    Hi Penny,

    I sent some information to your email. Thank you!

  • Thor B.

    Hello Penny,

    Today around 2:20 AM i was taking a walk because i couldn’t sleep and i saw on the road a dead black/white bird with a black/grey beak. I think it might be a young seagull. I saw feathers meters away from the body so i think the bus that just passed me 15 min earlier might have been the cause. The body was fresh and it’s intestines were bright red.

    I didn’t see anyone here mentioning a seagull so i was wondering if you know whata dead seagull represents?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi, you are absolutely correct. Between the posts on the blog and the private email questions, coming to nearly 450 inquiries, you are the first to ask about a seagull. Most are crows, robins, sparrows, and pigeons, with a lot of others tossed in there for good measure.
      As you know seagulls can be quite noisy. When we have noisy birds, they are almost always bringing us messages around the topic of communication, encouraging us to either learn to speak our truth (be like them and sing our song), or encouraging us to watch what we say and how we say it. Words are very powerful. They have the ability to heal or cause pain, and often the results of our words are misinterpreted and we cause others pain without any intention of doing so. Caution should be used to not force or argue your way into anything, for when we are “pushy” to get what we want, what we don’t realize is that by pushing, we are pushing what we want further away. Instead we need to be attracting it, letting it be naturally drawn to us. Push or attract, the choice is always ours. I feel this describes your current situation and you know exactly what it is to which I am referring.
      Gulls are also graceful, light and buoyant, soaring and gliding. They are both controlled and elegant at the same time. This gull is reminding you that there is a benevolent force of energy available to guide your life. This force of energy always has your best interest and highest good as a goal. Another name for this energy is GRACE and when you open yourself to its influence, just like the gull, you will see indicators on our path leading you in the right direction. Once you start to soar like the gull, you will have a new perspective. While they are adaptable, gulls are also very sensitive to disturbances around them. So are you, and these disturbances cause stress in your life and are also distracting you from your path. If you are feeling a sense of “being lost” this is the cause of it. Like the gull, take shelter in the stormy periods of your life, and be sure to look at things from that new perspective that I spoke of. This will lead you back in the right direction.

  • Wow!!!Now I know what that means. My daughter was letting out the dog and noticed that there was a dead bird in our dogs drinking water. So I go out to see it and of course clean up the mess. I was recently told by a Psyic that my life will began a new chapter. I’ve been emotionally stressed out with finiance etc.., and I almost got involved with a man that was not good for me. This corresponds to every thing that she said would happend, a new start, new chapter filled with many, many positive things including a new and very good man intering my life. So the dead bird was the binding tie. Thank you so much!!!

  • Chloe

    Hi Penny

    Thank you so much for your post and your kind response to each of our queries. I feel very relieved knowing seeing dead birds means it’s time of a natural end of something holding me back. I just graduated University in 2011, I am 24 years old. I have been struggling with my job for more than a year now. My boss has been taking advantages of me without giving me much credits. I know it is a sign from the Universe that I have to move on and follow my own career aspirations. I have been setting goals and preparing to leave this job and start my own career plans. I just wanted to tell you my incidences of seeing dead birds, it would be great if you can help me if there is any other messages from the Universe for me.

    I have seen dead birds three times in the last 3 months. They are small black urban birds, the ones that we normally see on electrical wires in the city. The first time I saw a dead bird was in April. It was in my backyard. It was the morning before I went to work, I went out the backyard to throw the garbage in the bin and I saw the little one lying close to the fence, I buried it in my flower bed. About 3 weeks later, when I was leaving home and was walking to catch the bus, I suddenly remembered that I forgot my wallet so I quickly walked back. Then I saw a dead little one lying on the pavement, I took a plastic bag from my bag to carry the bird home and buried in the the same flower bed like last time. I saw the third dead bird today when I walked home from the bus stop, soon after I just crossed the street I saw a little one lying there next to the pavement. Again, it just happened that I have a spare plastic bag in my bag so I took it out, put the dead bird in, carried it home and buried it the same flower bed again.

    What does it mean that it happens to me three times like that Penny? I feel like every time there is a call inside me to carry the bird home and burry it in my flower bed in the backyard. I feel some kind of connections to them.

    Thank you Penny

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Chloe: sorry to be so long getting back to you, I have started a new job with 12 hour shifts and it is not leaving me much time to respond to bird questions. Thank you for your patience.
      These birds, although you have not told me the species, I feel they are starlings. It happened three times, just to make sure that they got your attention. Starlings are not native to North America, having arrived here centuries ago on ships from England where they are native. They are very chatty birds, and have the ability to mimic other birds. Often I hear them outside my office and think that a robin is trying to get my attention, and when I look up it is a starling sitting on my porch railing singing at me. The message they bring is focused on communication issues. In particular, paying attention to what you say, how you say it and to whom you say it. It is directly related to your work place issues.
      You are correct, it is time for you to leave this job and move on, however, use caution when doing so. A supervisor who takes advantage of a young, inexperienced employee will not thank you for bringing attention to that fact and could cost you possible employment in the future if you burn this bridge and do not secure a good reference. So choose your words carefully when leaving and while preparing to leave.

  • Isabel

    I recently found a dead bird (young female cardinal) laying sideways with its eye open facing me. Does this have any meaning?

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Isabel, sorry to be so long getting back to you. I just started a new job with 12 hours shifts and my time to respond to these questions is becoming limited. Thank you for sending me a question.
      A dead cardinal is a message that there is no need to be afraid to show compassion, love and kindness to others. It is not a sign of weakness as some will tell you, but rather a sign of strength and courage. I am sensing that there is someone in your life that needs your compassion right now, your lovingkindness, your strength, your courage. Look around and you will see them as surely as the sun that comes up each morning. They need these qualities from you but are afraid to ask for them, so be creative in how you demonstrate these to them, so that they can accept the gift of love, compassion, understanding and forgiveness that you will be offering them. I am being told, that you know who the person is. Fight your own fear of rejection and offer the gift, it will be accepted.

  • Cole

    Thank you for you interpretations. In 3 days I have found three dead robins & watched one robin (which must have been ill) get attacked by my dog & shortly later passed. The first Robin was at the entrance of the enclosure of my ill neighbors blueberry bushes, yesterday morning. Laying on its side. There were two other live Robins trapped & I helped guide them out of the pen. (I tend to frequently see birds & most things in my life occur in 3s). Today I first saw the bird my one dog attacked which was still alive and roughly 3 feet away from it was one that died earlier that day. It too laying on its left side, this time feet were tucked tightly in towards the body. Next while I was walking my other dog on the school grounds (siting many geese & ducks) there was another dead robin, on its left side, that my dog helped me find. I saw a spiritual guide a few years back & she told me that the universe speaks to me through bird sitings. I always notice hawks flying or perched as well as have seen an owl during the day and heard one at night one time when my husband and I were making a very important & difficult decision. She told me to note how many birds were seen & what I’m thinking at that time…however I haven’t been able to make a sound coalition. But reading your posts does make me realize the universe/God/spirit guides etc are speaking to me. I feel very loss lately, like I’m missing something in my life, my days are just passing by. My husband and I have been having serious talks about choosing to have children or not & it’s such an unclear decision for us. We are scared to go for it; yet fear we will have regrets if we don’t. Another stress in my life is applying for a supervisor job in my current department that could help us financially but could burden me with stress & less personal time. Sigh. The universe is speaking loudly with these passed robins but I’m not too sure how to interpret it.
    Thank you again for sharing your insite with all of us.
    Peace love and joy

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi, boy oh boy, you have a lot going on. I think your spiritual guide forgot to mention that you too are a bird whisper, that is why so many come to you, so you can take their messages to people. These birds have a lot of messages for you, and your past spiritual guide was correct in directing you to pay attention to what you are seeing, thinking, feeling and or doing at the time of these bird sightings, as that will lead you to your interpretation. I will deal with the birds one at a time and then try to tie them all in together at the end.
      First, the robin – they are all about creation – trusting in the creative process and your own creativity, expanding and stretching into new areas, so you are being encouraged to let go of that which no longer serves a purpose in your life- ridding yourself of stagnant energy, and set new goals and intentions for the year to come.
      Geese are messengers encouraging the following of a quest. This is why you are feeling as if life is passing you by. The stagnant energy you are holding onto out of fear of the unknown has you frozen in time and unable to be open to new wonders and possibilities, keeping new adventures at bay, just out of reach. This is where the goal setting is going to come in. Identify these new adventures, remove the stagnant energy and forge forward into the unknown. While doing this, please remember to express gratitude for all the good fortune you have, including the guidance that you are receiving from your ancestral guides. You are receiving messages from them, so be on the watch out for signs and messages that this is happening.

      Ducks – ah ha, here is the fertility message. They are all about fertility, both metaphorically and literally. They are a sign that the time for turmoil is passed and that you have made your decision, whether you are aware of it or not. If you want it, you can now manifest it. Do whatever is necessary to reconcile your emotions on this issue – you must do the work, recognize the emotion, experience it rather than pushing it aside or pretending it does not exist, acknowledge it, accept it, and deal with it – come to terms with your emotions the subject of fertility. You know the answer. Don’t be afraid to face it. P.S. your husband is feeling the same way, don’t be afraid that he isn’t.
      Hawks come to us to let us know that we need new perspectives on situations. They fly high and can get some distance from any situation, seeing it clearly from there. Step away, get some perspective, stop over analysing and getting caught up in too many details. You are creating a forest so you can’t see the tree. Eliminate distractions, stay on focus – remember the robin who told you to set goals and intentions, stay focused. The distractions are a means of keeping you from making a decision, they are fear generated and will derail you if you let them. The hawk is also telling you to watch for the signs that will indicate you have made your decision – the signs will be clear. So clear actually, that they will feel like a 2 X 4 smacking you on the side of the head. The only way you will be able to miss them is to choose to ignore them.
      The owl is also telling you to watch for the signs. You are seeing them, you are choosing to ignore them. You are being encouraged to step into your life. We are co-creators of our lives and right now is a particularly creative time for you so seeing an owl in the day time is a huge message “what are you waiting for”. Your intuition is strong, the guidance you are receiving is there to assist you. All these birds want you to know that your intuition is 100% correct, 100% of the time. It is always, always, always right and is never, ever wrong. What are you waiting for. If you are feeling as if your life is passing you by, it is because it is while you are stuck in a place of frozen fear, step out into your life, and create it to be as you want it to be. It is your choice. Go beyond your comfort zone and grab it. It is yours for the taking.

  • Mai

    Hi Penny,

    I am trying to understand this and need your help. A bird (not sure what type it is) hit my sister’s window at her place of employment on Friday. She was not able to locate the bird afterwards. The following Monday, the same thing happened again. This time she was able to locate the bird and took a picture of it. It was a sparrow. A few days following this incident my sister is now ill. What are the chances that a bird hits her window twice in a matter of days ? Her place of employment is not a highrise building. It’s a 2 story mansion turned office building. Birds are not known to hit the windows there, especially twice like that. She’s worked there for 2 years and this is the first time that’s happened. Could something be wrong ? Thank you.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Mai, sorry to be so long getting back to you, I have started a new job with 12 hours shifts and that is not leaving me much time to answer the more than a dozen questions I get each day. So I am back logged.
      Firstly, thank you for sending in your question. Secondly, if I read between the lines, I think you are asking is there is a correlation between the birds hitting the windows and your sister being ill. There are a lot of reasons why the birds have suddenly starting hitting her work place window, and one of them might be that perhaps they are cleaner than they have ever been. Often birds will hit windows that are clean; or reflective; or windows that are opposite one another causing the bird to think it is a clear pathway rather than a barrier. Having said that, birds are messengers and birds hitting windows are really trying to get our attention. Interesting that the bird was a sparrow as one of the messages they bring is about obstacles that will be passing out of view, and yet it hit a window. So I am actually going to interpret this as a message about revealing hidden obstacles, or obstacles that are present but that she is not aware of that are suddenly coming into play in her life.
      I feel that she is being put on notice that she has to take better care of her health, or it will be an obstacle to doing what she wants with her life. Another message from the sparrow is about doing what needs to be done for yourself. Being aware of potential health issues and taking pro-active, preventative measures to ensure her health is very important right now, ie, annual check ups that we all hate to have done, paying attention to the messages her body is sending her, not ignoring what may be warning signs, etc. Take care of your health right now is the message. If she does not like the outcome of one doctor, follow it up with another. Knowledge is power. Do what she needs to do to be a well informed patient. Do not put your health care blindly into the hands of others.
      I do not feel there is anything to be alarmed about, so please do not interpret the interpretation as some life threatening event on the horizon, it is just good practice to take control of your own health care and so often people blindly accept the word of doctor as some sort of “god” who is never wrong.

  • lucy

    Hi i have read your page and I am wondering if the same applies to my findings this morning..I found to baby birds still in the shells on my van and drive way..This has sadden me greatly to see life cut so short and am wondering if it is a bad omen as you speak of finding grown birds not babies that are not even hatched from their shells.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Lucy, the message is essentially the same, however baby birds are sent because for some reason you were missing messages that were sent to you before. Humans have a strong maternal instinct and when we see babies who lives have been “cut so short”, we have a tendency to sit up and take more notice of things happening around us.

  • Rohitas

    Hi Penny,

    Thank you for your interpretations. The other day, me, my father and my sister had gone to the Catholic Church to attend Mass. After the Mass, we usually kneel and pray to the Divine statue of amother Mary which is just outside the building. So while we were kneeling, an injured bird (dove) came fluttering from somewhere, brushed past me and came to a halt in front of my sister’s knees. So when my sister finished praying, she opened her eyes and noticed the bird. It seemed injured so we picked her up and put it on a ledge and tried to give it water. But it seemed very scared so we dint want to leave it alone and brought it home.

    The first day she was not eating and drinking much. But we tried to feed her and from te next she has started to eat and drink. Also want to let you know that the day this incident happened, it was my grandmother’s second death anniversary. So just wanted to ask you if this could be a sign for something?

    The bird is still with us and seems to be recovering though she still cant fly.

    Thank you very much,
    Rohitas.

    • Penny Lighthall

      Hi Rohitas: This is indeed a sign. It is also important that the dove, although injured, has chosen to stay with you while healing. This gives you a chance to express your love, compassion and caring in small yet significant ways. This dove was sent to you by your grandmother. She loved you all very much and sent it to show you how much she still cares for you all. In caring for the bird, you are in a way, caring for your grandmother and her spirit. She has made a smooth transition to the spirit realm and wants you to know that it is as equally important that you nurture yourself with the same loving care that you nurture the dove with.
      Doves are also a sign of spiritual renewal and this bird is an acknowledgement that this is a time of intense self-examination which will result in a significant growth in your spiritual evolution. Just as you shower this beautiful bird with love, compassion, kindness and healing care, shower yourself with it as well. Be as gentle with yourself as you are with the dove. She has much to teach you on this subject. This is her gift to you.

  • Dee

    Hello Penny,

    One of our vehicles would not start this morning, so I had to give my spouse a ride to work. On my way back home after picking him up from work, there was a turtle dove in the middle of the road. I thought it would stay there and it would be safe to proceed, I slowed my speed the bird turned its head and looked at me, as I past over it, the bird must have frieghtend and unfortunately I ran over it. This is very upsetting, I love all creatures. Please give me some insight.

  • Jasmin

    Thanks for posting this info. This is the second time I’ve found a dead bird in front of my house. I’ve been reading everywhere that it means death to a family member. I feel really anxious and scared. I hope nothing bad is coming my way.

  • Julian

    I have been looking at houses with my wife this week and we stumbled across a great opportunity ,although it needs a lot of work as it is pretty dated to say the least. We have been talking about upgrading from our 3bed semi for sum time but haven’t got around to looking due to raising our 22 month daughter. Any way I popped back to have another outside viewing with a good friend of mine today and there in front of, or near the thresh hold was a dead starling on its back and close if not in its mouth/beak was a beautiful flower. This was so bizarre that I wish I had taken a picture. Reading some of the posts above has opened my curiosity. Could you or anyone elaborate or please explain what this could mean once again.

  • Alicia

    If dead birds mean an end to something resulting in the beginning of something new is it possible that seeing dead birds in different stages can bring bad news, worse news then news that things are about to turn around? Does it work like a 3 times a charm? I was in a relationship, we both love eachother very much but we drifted apart, there was a confusing period where he strayed. We are seperate but still have such big feelings for eachother. Birds 1 & 2 were an affair & a break up. Now that were broke up I am lost. Can bird 3 be telling me my heartbreak will soon be over & I will begin anew with this man I love & miss so much? Its all I want, can bird 3 be the silver lining? I feel in my heart we will be together again, I just need another opinion.

  • laurie

    Hi Penny,

    I so appreciate your blog and the fact that you provide people so much comfort and knowledge with your gift. I found the blog as others have by searching for the meaning of dead birds appearing at my home. I think I’ve been sent messages through birds for the last few years (white pelicans, hawks, and others), but they have been live birds. On about March 13 (my father’s birthday) a sharp-shinned hawk hit the side of my house and died on the patio. A couple of months later I found a female robin dead about six feet away under an evergreen tree. A couple of weeks afterward, I started watering a pot of flowers near my front porch and was startled to see a female house finch in the pot. She was alive and sitting in the pot with her head poking through the flowers. I stopped watering and she stayed there most of the day and was gone when I checked the following morning. About two weeks later I found a baby robin dead on the driveway as I was returning to my house. Two weeks later I discovered another female robin dead in my patio area.

    In between the hawk and the first robin I received word that my former husband had passed away. We hadn’t had any contact for about 20 years, so I don’t know if his passing is related to the dead birds. I’ve been making changes in my life lately to try to carve out time to work on sewing projects – maybe that’s what the robins have been about? Any insight you can provide will be greatly appreciated! I’ve never had this happen before and I know there is a message here for me.

    Thank you and many blessings to you!

  • Karis

    Hi Penny: So glad that I found this site! A few mornings ago, just after filling my bird feeders in my small backyard garden, I sat down to work on my gratitude journal. I always feel close to spirit when I sit in this garden. Within just a few minutes, I glanced up at the feeder as I always do, to watch the birds. I saw a large bird dangling dead from my beautiful ornate wire bird feeder that had just been filled as the smaller birds continued feeding at the feeder. The feeder hangs just a few feet off the ground. The bird’s neck had been trapped and he hung himself. At first thought, I perceived it to be a mourning dove, but now I really think it was a pigeon, as the pairs of doves have continued to visit, but the pigeons not so much. The larger birds always gathered on the ground waiting for seed to drop but never tried to actually feed at the feeder itself. I was so distraught and wanted to remove the bird quickly before any one else had to see this disturbing sight. I cannot shake the vision of this poor creature hanging itself in my lush and peaceful garden. I apologized to the bird as I removed it and then stood in my yard sobbing for quite some time. I don’t know how it happened with me so close by. I feel quite certain that it must mean something. Just writing this gives me a sick feeling in my stomach. Thank you so much for your help with this. Karis

  • Julian

    Hi Penny
    I’m hoping you can explain something that happened the other day, my wife and I have been looking at houses to buy, possibly keeping our current 3bed semi and then upgrading and renting our current house out. We fou d a house the other day and it seemed to newer all our dreams although it wuold require a lot of work as it is dated to sy the least. It woul puh us finavislly for he short term till we rented house out too. Any way I took a drive down to the house in question with a friend of mine last Saturday just to have an outside visual and a second opinion. Being aPolite and an honest person I thought it would nice just to knock the door and ask permission to have another look at the garden and the rear of the house although it did look as if nobody was home. As I approached the front door I was presented with a dead starling on its back! but as bizarre as it sounds it had, if not i it’s beak/mouth a beautiful flower. It was so strange I was thinking of taking a photo of it. It did really stop me in my tracks. Although ths was a picture of death there was something truley beautiful about this moment. Old you please explain and elaborate.
    Thank you. Julian.

  • Jesica

    Today I went with my aunt to do a house cleaning. She cleans houses that are up for sale & keeps them nice & neat until people by them. Well anyway the last time we went we put a padlock on the door of the garage, its like a house door, and we are the only ones with a key. Well when we went there this time the lock was unlocked & when we went inside we saw 7 black birds around the garage in a perfect square, dead, and they were equal lengths apart from each other. It was creepy! We locked the door again & left to leave. I was wondering what this could mean. The lock was not damaged and neither was the door it was just perfectly unlocked. Even the padlock was made especially for us & we have a code box that we put the key in.
    Thanks Jesica

  • Karis

    Penny, I have concluded that the bird must have been an mourning dove. A pigeons head would be too large to have become trapped. As you can tell, I am still thinking about it! Karis

  • A. A.

    Hi penny…
    I came across your webpages when in search of a weird situation in my condo complex. Last week a friend and neighbor found two dead birds. Two days later my husband and I found an injured bird which later died. Today my friend and neighbor informed me that there were five more dead birds all within our complex. I did read the post and while I think my dead bird was a symbol of financial issues coming to an end, my husband got a raise at work today, I am concerned about the other seven. The friend is suffering from some illnesses as are her dog and family. We don’t want to look to much into this but do you think you may have an answer? I should mention all of them have died with neck issues. Thanks

  • Lynne

    Hi Penny,

    It is with interest I have been reading these questions about the birds. I myself went into garden last evening and found the perfect remains of a dead black bird. It was so strange, the tiny skull and the feathers all in place, this was at the back of my house under the lounge window, there is covered gareden equipment and the poor thing was just laid on the top.I felt such sadness on seeing it. Within the last few months I have been caring for my darling mum who was taken suddenly ill. She is doing better now and out of hospital and at her home. I also have had to go back to hospital last week after a routine breast screening, I have had two more mammorgrams and due to go in hospital for a biopsy next week.Please could you tell me if this dead bird is a sign?

    Thank you so much x

  • Fabio

    I am by no means religious (I grew up Catholic and grew away from the church), however I have been dealing with a lot of stress and unfortunate hardship in my life, one of my professors in school is very intolerable, money hasn’t been amazing at the moment and I was involved in a hit and run accident while I was biking. Basically my life has been filled with unneeded stress, and for some reason I kept thinking that all of these things were the most important things that will influence me forever. However recently while biking around, I have seen dead birds on the road, way more than I am used to seeing and at first I saw this as an omen for my own death, as I nairly avoided death last Wednesday in that accident, but it’s comforting to find out that these are just a sign that my unneeded stresses will die and end from my life, it really has given me the clarity and comfort I needed right now.

  • Stef

    Hi Penny,

    I usually do not think anything is a ‘sign’; however, a few weeks ago I found 2 baby birds dead in my yard. As they were under the giant spruce tree I just figured they must have fallen out of there nest. But then today when I got home I notice feathers and upon further inspection it was a pair of bird wings, no body. The wings still have the scapula of the bird attached and looks almost like they were ripped out of the bird. But what disturbed me most is how they were laid to rest … They almost look like tiny angel wings spread. I don’t know if it mean anything or if the neighborhood cat is a great hunter …

  • Cindy

    Hi Peggy,

    I posted a question back on April 25, 2013. I had
    Asked you about seeing dead robins. After your reply, I had an unexpected and unplanned opportunity
    To start a new career in a creative industry, which I did. Today, I had to take an exam
    To obtain a license in order to perform my job. I have dedicated several hundred hours over the
    Past three months studying. I passed my exam and on the way out of the building, (since it was Saturday there was only one door open to the office building where I took the test. I exited the same way I came in and right outside the door was a dead hummingbird. She was green and white in color. I was wondering what the humming bird symbolizes. I have not seen any dead birds since I last wrote you. Thank you for your help and I look forward to your thoughts!

  • Cindy

    Epic #autotype name failure above! My apologies, Penny! Sometimes typing on my phone creates more problems than it’s worth!!!

  • Anthony

    This spring a pair of crows decided to settle down and make a family in my front yard. At times it was annoying as they would get loud and have get togethers with other crows. “LOUD”

    They finally had a baby crow. One I think. So when baby was ready they got it out of the nest and taught it the language. Only it was off key, was kinda funny. Anyways we let them be and finally they disappeared.

    Well today I let my St.Benard out the back door and there were a BUNCH of crows going crazy in my back trees. Then one at a time they would fly towards me and fly back. I got currious so I walked back to where they were and found a dead crow in my back yard. They were trying to show me I know it!!

    I hope your assumption is correct as I’ve been fighting some health issues as well as financial concerns. Yesterday I went back to my original primary physician and came up with a new plan of attack to my issues. God I hope your right. My family and I are due for some good news :)

    Peace to all and make it a day to remember!

  • Libby

    Living in this same house for 8 years without this occurring. Have had feathers left at odd locations which I did believe had a spiritual meaning. Within a week period first a hummingbird and now a female cardinal found dead at my back door… Both while I was home. Do these birds have a special meaning? Thank you.

  • Stephanie

    Hi Peggy,

    I’m so glad I found your blog, I really wanted to know what it could possibly mean seeing a dead black bird.
    I have a picture of the bird I’m not sure how to upload it though, it was around 10 at night that I got off of work and walked to my car , I typically park in the same spot but I switched it up today, as i pull out to leave I see something black in the bush, so as my instinct i turned around my car and stopped it. It was a dead black bird laying peacefully on the bush. Everyone that I’ve told this too so far says its a bad omen. I’m really hoping its not, I’m quite religious. Please get back to me. I’m so interested in your opinion. Thank you ,

    Stephanie

  • Tisha

    My husband and I were standing in our kitchen this morning and a bird flew into our window. I felt so bad it couldn’t move one wing and kept opening and closing its mouth. My husband went out lifted it up to help it fly but it just fell on the grass. Just wondering what your thoughts were on this. Also not sure if there’s a correlation but we have an annoying gofer that my dog barks at every morning and right before the bird incident I asked my husband what he thought the symbolism of the annoying gofer was :) . Thank you for your wisdom!

  • Kate

    Hi Penny,

    A few moments ago I was in my backyard and a Yellow Warbler dropped down in front of me. I stood there and looked into its eyes as it took its last breath. I didn’t know what to do after that because it was such an intense experience that was so unexpected. My first thought was “there is a meaning”, but it didn’t seem clear. After I composed myself, I found your website and here I am. I look forward to any insights.

    Thank you for being a resource for understanding.

    Blessings,

    Kate

  • Billie

    Hello Penny,

    I am so happy to hear your explanation of seeing dead birds. Something similar has happened to me just yesterday but there is a difference.
    Very early yesterday morning I was walking my dog and was just passing a house when something hit the window almost right next to me. When I stopped to look I noticed it was a bird. I picked it up as it was still moving and
    I thought maybe it was just stunned. It lived for another few minutes and then died in my hands.
    That really upset me because I have an enormous love of all animals and really take to heart any that suffer.
    Almost exactly 12 hours later my husband and I were walking our dogs and he noticed a bird on the sidewalk and it was moving but was obviously hurt. Again I picked it up and brought it back to our house because it looked like this one had a much better chance of survival. Many minutes later it too died in my hands.
    At this point I’m already understanding that it is a message but with there being two in one day and both of them dying in my hands, I’m a little freaked out at the severity of it all.
    Could you help to spread some light on this for me? No matter what the meaning it always helps me to know if there was a purpose.

    • Billie

      By the way, both birds were lying on their belly with their heads almost tucked into their chest.
      The first bird was a Warbling Vireo or a Willow Flycatcher. The second one was similar looking but I’m having trouble identifying it.

  • Elizabeth Dillingham

    Hello Dear Penny,

    Thank you so much for your beautiful, positive interpretations of dead birds. You were so helpful to Guy and me this morn when we found an exquisite little female cardinal that we had been enjoying at the feeder dead on the daybed outside of our window.

    Thank you for being devoted to making life better for people and please take care of yourself and your bod(ies) during those 12 hour shifts.

    Love no end,

    Elizabeth

  • Melanie

    Hi Penny,
    My 2 girls and I went for a walk yesterday and saw a dead blue Jay. My girls were saddened to see a dead bird. We continued on to go feed the ducks and when we got there we noticed a dead seagulls in the murky pond at the golf course. I am wondering if there is any meaning to seeing 2 dead birds in less than half an hour.

    Thank you,
    Melanie

  • Mary

    Hi Peggy,
    I am glad to have found your site today. I had an experience on my last day of work in oct of 2001 of a dead owl in front of my work place door. I had been working as a contract archaeologist and it had become a situation that I needed to leave the organization that I had been working for. Owl dreams had occurred in the year leading up to finding this beautiful bird. I literally had to step over it to get inside and I buied it on a Little wooded hill. So fast forward in a nutshell I left archaeology and was happy in the new job for many years, I had to leave due to a family situation but maintained ties there. I have been working for almost a year at a new job where I am not valued and its not good for me and it is infested eith cockroaches abd i am allergic to them. One day last week I went into work and a dead beautiful little light green finch? Sparrow? Was lying outside the door of the workplace where I am unhappy. The next day I received a job offer to come back to the job where I had been happy and people valued me. My question is what is the specific differences of an owl message versus a small song bird and I have never seen a light green one before. Wondering what the significance can be? Thank you!

  • Carlton Sydnor

    Hi Peggy,
    I found an dead bird on my back porch steps Can you please help me.Have me very nervous because,of old myths.

  • mary

    Hi Peggy,

    I just wanted to add that I found an image of the green bird that had died and was outside my workplace door. It’s a Flycatcher.
    Thank you for your insight. I have really enjoyed reading them on this site!
    Peace,
    Mary

  • Shakeria

    Hello,

    Yesterday I noticed a little green bird outside my job and today my coworker found the little bird dead in front of the door before I went on break and when I returned from break one of our patients called to our attention that there were three identical dead birds lying in front of the office. Weird.

  • Susie

    Hi Penny,
    Congratulations on your job! I hope you are doing well. :) On 7/2/12, I picked your brain on seeing dead birds. Thank you for your insight! Now (if I may), I want to pick your brain on turtles. Recently, I had a dream with turtles. In my dream, my brother paid me back for money he owed. I went to a drawer to put the money away and noticed a tupperware. I opened it and saw 3 turtles swimming in the water. I also saw a dead turtle in the tupperware. I placed the lid back on and stored it back in the drawer. I found my mother to inform of the latest finding who suspected the turtles were in the drawer for months. As I thought about the situation in depth, all the turtles should have died due to lack of oxygen and food. I went back to the drawer, opened the tupperware, and confirmed there were 3 swimming turtles and 1 dead turtle. As I observed them closer, I realized that the 3 turtles survived by feeding off the dead one. I removed the dead turtle from the tupperware and tossed it on the floor where I noticed that it still had a bit of life since it started to crawl. Then I went to locate a sizable bowl as the new home for the 3 surviving turtles. I started cleaning the turtles one by one.

    Penny, I recognize that this is a bizarre dream. No worries if you cannot interpret it. I simply wanted to see if you would have any feedback on the dream, turtles, etc. Thank you for reading this post!

  • Debra

    Hi Penny,

    I saw a series of dead goldfinches over a few day period. I was walking in every instance. I saw the first bird and it had clearly just died. Then a few days later I saw a second and then a few days later I saw a third. As I saw the birds I thought what a waste of something so beautiful and it seemed wrong that they had died. I especially admired how the feathers were so beautiful and soft. I have never seen a dead goldfinch in my life…and I’m not sure that I have really noticed any live ones having lived in a city most of my adult life. To see three is so unusual as to be exceptional. I even checked to see if Chicago had a rash of dead birds. That googling led me to your site. I have read that dead birds generally mean the death of something that needs to be released. I did not feel positive but shocked when I saw each one of these birds. And dismayed might be a better word.

    Any guidance you can provide would be helpful.
    With love and light.
    Debra

  • Colleen

    Friday night on my belated Dad’s birthday (he died in March of this year) I returned home at 11:45 pm to find a bird had pooped all over my house, a Startling, and eventually I found it dead on my bedroom floor. Sunday I found another dead in my bedroom in a drawer that had an opening at the top of it large enough for the bird to get in. Any thoughts has to the meaning that this occurred on his birthday??

  • Monica

    Penny, hello –
    My fiancé and I were raking leaves this morning when he noticed a bird lying in our yard. It was moving a little and looked as if it were dazed. When my fiancé got closer to check on it the bird tried to fly away but couldn’t. I suggested we back away and give her space, thinking she flew into the window and dazed herself, hoping she would shake it off and fly away. We sat waiting and watching, keeping guard so no animals would bother her while she rested. After a few minutes more, she fluttered and turned onto her back. We watched as she stretched out and took her last breath.
    This was very sad for me. While watching her and wondering if she would pass I kept thinking of the two back to back early miscarriages we had this year. Seeing her pass brought tears to my eyes.
    I searched online and found the bird is a starling. I keep saying her but I’m not sure. I searched for the meaning of watching a bird die and found you here. After reading the majority of the posts here I think that this is the universe telling me to let go of my fear of pregnancy loss. We are undergoing fertility treatments and have had recurrent loss testing on both losses and genetic testing on ourselves. The doctors cannot find a medical reason for our losses and we are scheduled for a frozen embryo transfer at the end of the month.
    I believe, after reading here, that the message for us is to move forward without fear from our recent losses an to embrace our next pregnancy without the burden of worrying that we will face another loss. Please let me know if you think there is a deeper or different message based on they type of bird or the fact that we were with her when she passed on. Thank you.

  • Laura

    Hi Penny,
    First off, thank you for this site! Like everyone else, I wondered if it meant something bad when I saw the dead bird, and I’m on a metaphysical path – you’d think I’d know better! So I’m glad you were here to say it’s actually a positive omen of change in our lives and a release.

    I found a dead bird this morning that looked as though it died of natural causes, just dropped down right in front of my apartment door. It was lying on its back as though it had been posed that way. I didn’t get a picture (and the apartment people have probably removed it by now because they try to keep the walkways cleared) but it looks almost just like this bird. Fairly certain it’s a warbler. It was a bit thinner and paler blue in the back, but otherwise exactly like this picture.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lY9IIj0czLY/TtVesX60blI/AAAAAAAABq8/hFEe7Ziraqk/s1600/Kirtlands-Warbler.jpg

    If this is some kind of a sign, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance and also for putting up this site! Blessings to you!

  • Julie

    Penny, I’m glad I found your blog. My son and I found a dead bird in the car, looked like it had flown into the open window on the drivers side and then into the closed window on the passengers side. The poor thing was lying dead on the passenger seat. I believe it was some type of Thrush. It was even stranger to me because directly before going out to the car I was looking up birds, trying to see what type of birds would be eating the poisonous yew berries out front. Which is actually how I came up with believing it to be a Thrush of some variety. The window it hit into had a glob of the digested berries smudged on it.

  • ChaCha

    This has been the weirdest week (the following things have happened in the last three days). . . First, I saw an “orb” fly across my living room one night (in a contained space) . . . just like a small shooting star and disappear; Second, a green frog sat next to me on an adjacent chair on my back deck for several hours (he would not budge until he had a sever diarrhea problem and hopped off); Third, a black snake was trying to enter my house at the roof level (maybe hunting green frog dinner?); Fourth, I found a dead seagull in my back yard this morning; Fifth, as I was disposing of the bird found a large concrete angel statue (grave marker for a pet) had been turned to the left of it’s original position. My yard is totally enclosed by a six foot fence and it would have been extremely difficult for a person to have done these things. I’m at a loss as to what is going on. Upon reading up the frog and snake appear to be good luck signs; now this site says a dead bird is a sign of the death of “things” and change (relief); can’t figure out the orb or angel statue. It’s like the universe is trying to tell me something. Any idea folks . . . it’s all a little disconcerting. Any opinions?

  • Nicole

    I was on my way into a meeting when I came across a dead sparrow. Then when I was leaving my meeting to go home I happen to cross the same dead sparrow. I paused both times. I have a very sick spouse who is in denial of his illness.

  • crisella

    Hi penny, I found a dead pigeon on the sun roof part of my car. What does this mean. Does it mean anything different since it was on my car?

  • Dianna Thomas

    Hi Penny, I found your blog really comforting. I have lived in my home for 3 years and in the past 6 months i have seen 5 birds die on my deck. 3 were brown with yellow bellies(they died on 3 different days)and just a few minutes ago I was sitting on my deck and 2 humming birds ran into the glass on my deck. The other 3 did as well, but one humming bird fell at my feet and the other in an ashtray on my table. I am so freaked out. so many animals have met their death in my backyard that my family jokingly calls my yard the “pet cemetary.” Could these birds be signs? Why all of a sudden are the birds dying when I have not seen anything like this in the previous 2 1/2 years?

  • bonn

    Last night, i heard a distress call that I wish I would have gooten out of bed to check on. As this morning feathers were all over the yard. Once I rounded the corner , on the walking stones, there was the carcass of a black bird ripped to shreds. Even the heart was torn and ripped. I heard that bird. It sounded like a rooster or chicken in the night really struggling. I was very shaken to see the violence and know that is what I was hearing.
    What do I take from this?

  • Hi Penny,
    Just wanted to say, Thank you. You are such a good person to share yourself with us. Just wanted to say that….

    I read all you facebook posts and now your twitter posts, and also now I will read your blog.

    You are such a peaceful person and your advice and help in my past has put me in a better place. Thank you again for being YOU…

    xox your friend from Belleisle Creek, NB, Ghislaine

  • Lynn

    Hi there.
    This morning I had 2 medow pipers lying outside my front door. They did not look well. And it was rather chilly, so I brought them inside. The one that was worse for the wear, gave a little squeek and died in my hands. The other one I kept a little warm and gave it a flow of life force, it perked up. I sent my hubbi out for worm and seeds , which the bird did not want, it got rather frisky and energetic. I took it outside my front door , where I found it , it hopped twice, and happily flew away giving a chirp. So while it was sad the one died, it had a bitter sweet ending with the other lil one recovering. This would not be the first time I have found unwell / dying birds right outside my front door that I have taken in and attempted to help recover, but sadly not as successful as this lil one. Any thoughts on this?
    Thank you
    Lynn Kelly

  • dora jones

    I have a daughter that is sick and we are being giving a gift of help to move , we went to look at the house and found that there was a dead bird on the floor in one of the bedrooms floor , I am superstitious so it scared me, your post makes sense to me with all that is going on , we have financially been struggling , my daughter is trying to get well, me and my family are at odds , so thank you

  • Janet

    I just saw 3 crows or what could be ravens perched on my balcony. I live on the beach Oceanside, these kinds of birds don’t hang out this way.

  • Constance

    I am so grateful to have found this website after, like so many others, searching for the meaning of finding a dead bird. It was a great relief and consolation to me, and it makes so much sense the way you describe the meaning and symbolism behind it.

    This morning, Monday, December 2, I left out my back door heading for work. There are two steps leading off my porch, at the back door, and lo and behold, I saw what appeared to be a dead finch just before the first step on the sidewalk below. I almost thought to myself that maybe a neighborhood cat had found or killed it somewhere else and dropped it off there as a gift to me. Who knows. Anyway, it left me feeling kind of chilled and afraid. It seemed ominous.

    But what you talk about here makes so much more sense. Just days ago, I ended the most abusive, heart-wrenching relationship I’ve ever had. It was truly the most traumatic and difficult time in my life, putting an end to a nearly year and a half long relationship (not nearly as long as others I’ve been in), that, while shorter than most, sucked all the energy and life out of me. Over the last few days, I have been stressed and anxious to the point I am physically ill. Finding the bird, and reading the meaning behind it on this site, gives me the reassurance I need that that situation finally really is truly over, and that I can move on and look forward to a bright and happy future. Thank you!

  • Barbara

    I’ve read through most of the posts and I find it quite reassuring that a dead bird symbolizes letting go of the old and making way for the new. I connected so much with your writings and it really brought me out of the place of fear I was in after reading the standard responses to the meaning of finding a dead bird on the internet.

    Can you share the significance of a Robin? Today, New Year’s Day, there was a dead Robin outside our side door.

  • Annette

    Saturday Jan 11, 2014 after we had return home from our morning activites the boy were headed out to play. They came running back in to tell me there was a dead bird on the porch. I had found one dead in the back yard a few weeks ago I didn’t mention to any one because I was scared it ment bad luck, and I didn’t need any more back luck. I have had a rough past three years,with the lost of my daughter, trying to go back work and not finding a job. Things had been hard for me. I told my other daughter about the dead bird and she sent the link to this site and after reading the mean I am accpted to what it mean, it time for me to let go of the guilt I had for moving to Texas, the anger I had for Keith for the mess he did to me,and to accept that my daughter is in heaven with my mother and she would want me to move on and for me and the boy to be happy. It’s time to let go of the old and start a new. So the dead bird will bring change.

  • Patrice

    Hey
    Long story short my family & I have lived in the same house for more than 20 years & I have birds & fish & my birds always die in 3s & sometimes it can be 3 birds die at the same time or 3 birds die 1 after each other & sometimes they r all the same colour bird or all the same type of bird or 3 of my favs. I have started stayin between my boyfriends house & my parents house which my birds r at my parents & it’s still happenin. Wat does this mean ? & How do I stop it happenin ?
    Thax

  • Myranda

    What about a dead sparrow on your door step?

  • Traci

    I know this will sound nearly impossible but it is indeed true and was quite an amazing morning. the symbolism or messages have overwhelmed me and i hope you can help me sort it out. I saw and heard three crows making a lot of noise one morning in cedar trees near my car. Every time I would talk to them asking what was wrong they would stop making noise. All of the sudden they flew out of the trees along with a white creamish barn owl they were apparently chasing. They flew directly in front of me to another set of trees and then flew off in the distance. The owl was so beautiful and graceful. After they left I was filled with awe of what I had seen. I got in my car to leave to go to work and was on the road about two miles from my house when I looked up and saw an American bald eagle lofting overhead. It circled once and then flew away. I have never seen either of these animals (eagle or owl) in the wild. Needless to say it was quite a touching morning. I have been struggling with changes in my life and trying to figure out my path and I guess dealing with fear of change. I appreciate any help in deciphering this. Thank you.

  • Sandy

    This is what happened to me last sat as I was entering the salon to get my hair done. I noticed a dead red male cardinal bird right my the door it scared me , then I informed the owner and other people in the beauty shop who had no idea the bird was there . Ok I went on about my day then that Monday 2 days later as I had just finish eating in the evening . I decided to take the food and give it to these wild cats that live in the woods. I went out my back door and there was a female red dead cardinal bird on my patio. No immediately I was like this is a coincident just saw a dead male that sat. I can tell u in my life my husband passed on June 2 2013 he was a 13 year cancer survivor . 2 months later had to separate myself from family including my mom for my own peace of mine who was trying to be controlling in my life . Glad I found this site help to understand is this some kind go message for me? Thanks

  • Thank you so much Penny. Thank you so much universe for the explanations and clarity. Thank you!

  • kayla

    Today I was in my room alone and I have a door that goes outside and I had it open with the screen door shut. I had my back to the door and suddenly I heard a boom I looked but saw nothing so I walked out side and there layed a dead cardinal. Im only 16 but am very superstitious and had never had this happen to me. I cried because ive heard this means someone in your house will die soon. Can you explain, Penny?

  • kayla

    I mean I see dead birds a lot and never thought much of it. But today it seemed the bird flew straight at me. Considering where it landed and all.

  • Meghan

    This post is still so important! In the past three days, I’ve seen a dead mouse, a dead rat and a dead bird. I am in the process of launching a business and sending bids out that will hopefully take me out of my recent penny-pinching. I hope these mixed animals mean something okay, potentially, too? Feeling good about life right now…. :-O

  • My husbands sees birds regularly (cardinals in our tree or in the woods, large birds that swoop right beside or in front of him while driving etc.). This is his first time seeing a dead one on our back porch. But your explanation seems to vibe well, and I thank you for sharing!!

  • Jessica Garland

    Ive seen 2 dead black birds and just right now a brand new baby new born pigeon on the sidewalk on side of house. What does dead baby birds mean?

  • Anita

    I have a. Dead bird just out by my porch. This gave me some relieve, it is not bad luck. In the past 4 years, I have lost my husband to cancer,and the following year my job. I am still trying to figure what to do with my life. I could use some good luck.

  • JoJo

    Hi I really hope the 2 dead sparrows I saw are positive signs.

    My father is currently fighting a life threatening disease and around the time that I saw the 2 dead birds was when he was first diagnosed. The first one was just outside my bank where I get $ from an ATM, outside the door and someone had put a newspaper over it to try to cover it in the corner. But the wind had moved to reveal it. My first instinct was it was that it is a sign but I took it as a negative one considering my dad’s situation. 2nd dead bird sighting was at the building where my dad lives (my childhood home). He has an inner corner apt that faces south and 6 stories, directly below where his apt is located, was the dead sparrow.

    I don’t know how I can pull a positive take on this….as far as viewing this as something “not good to end soon”.

    Can someone help me with this? I know I’m reading into it but the gut feeling I felt both times when i saw it, and the location of the 2nd one really concerns me.

    Thanks

  • daisy

    Hi
    I just wanted to know if this have any meaning, My family and I went out for a little this morning and when we came back there was a dead red robin under our magnolia tree. I just finished with my magnolia tree about 3 weeks ago it should be ready to bloom so I am not sure if seeing this bird a sign or something like that.

    thanks

  • Mary

    Hi Peggy, I posted Sept 21 2013 and just wanted you to know to please not get back to my post. I’ve figured it out and there is a plethora of info on your site to assist that a reply is not needed. thanks I see that you are very busy!Peace

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