Where is the story of the Ibrahim and the Bird?

2/260 was mentioned by Veronica in QRAC today. It made me notice the context (always a good thing). Here is my response:

I’d also humbly suggest looking at the context of this ayah (2/260) which is the call to the believers (2/254-263). It seems to be dealing with the process through which believers attain the guardianship of Allah (2/257). It begins with spending in His way (2/254) which is equivalent to holding on the the strongest of bonds (2/256). I believe 2/260 about ibrahim and the birds must fit this ‘tone’.