If the flood covered a very large region, which I believe it did, then after the flood repopulating that region with indigenous fowl would be quicker than having others migrate in. Whatever the reason, that’s what God chose to do.
As for the creation week, you are probably getting into a whole new subject Brandon will split this off into.
Anyway, just because I believe the creation story of Gen 1 & 2 is allegorical, doesn’t mean it isn’t describing literal events and facts. It’s just the method used to describe those facts was common in ancient near east culture in general and Hebrew literature in general.
Now, I believe what many scholars do that Gen 1:1& 2 makes the creation statement, and then the rest of Gen 1 and 2 explains the events. That it is allegorical can be seen by the fact that the sun and moon were not created until the 4th day, and grass and trees were growing on the 3rd day.
Now, I believe much like Origen, that man was created before the earth became void, 2 Peter 3: 5&6 Jer. 4:24 I think it is even more plausible that the garden of Eden was in the first earth age, and is now what is referred to as paradise in the bible. Luke 16 etc
The serpent and fruit story I believe are depicting the fall in the first earth age. That is when I believe animals became carnivorous. What leads me in that direction is animals will not be carnivorous after the eschaton . Isaiah 65:25
I don’t pretend to have this all figured out. Scholars of the highest intelligence and devotion to biblical and ancient near east language study have devoted their lives to the Old Testament scriptures without consensus. Entire books have been written on but a couple passages.
But the literal interpretation of ancient near east Hebrew literature by young earth creationists is missing the message and reflects on much of the rest of their error in biblical theology. It’s why many of them believe in the rapture and literal locust, water turning to blood, mountains falling into the sea etc in the book of Revelation.
Those who study Hebrew in depth see patterns of picking up a subject from one view point and working around it from another and then returning to the previous view point again. This is why there are so many chiasms in Hebrew literature. (often the main theme is in the middle of a chiasm)
As archeology advances in it’s sophistication the signs of earlier civilization becomes more apparent and the idea that mountains were formed but 4000 years ago as a literal global flood event would seem to warrant is simply untenable outside of Divine intervention which would have to be assumed but not clarified in scripture.
The more convincing position from the interpretation of the ancient languages is that the flood was not global and the earth isn’t 7000 years old. Given the persuasiveness of this position, and the fact we know dinosaurs are much earlier than the biblical record, it seems evident there is much that happened prior to the 6000 years or so of the biblical lineage of the NT gospels.
I don’t personally believe God created dinosaurs for instance to be the brutal carnivores they obviously turned out to be. Nor do I think man would have flourished cohabiting with them.
Just some things off the top of my head I haven’t thought about in a while since you asked…