Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bird Scouts!


I heard that the birds are already out scouting
for places to raise their babies when spring comes.
If you want residents in your birdhouses,
probably you need to get them in place!

Last year a little wren, a chickadee, and a tufted titmouse
checked out my little birdhouse that is hung
 in the cherry tree that is quite near our house.
The wren started to build a nest, but then changed locations.


Today I was surprised to have a pileated woodpecker
checking it out!

My granddaughter and I laughed as he tried to stick his head inside,

...even turned his head upside down while trying to look inside.

He didn't give up easily...

and finally started pecking the house apart!

For some reason it reminded me of the verse from Proverbs 14:1 that says,
"A wise woman builds her home,
but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands."

I guess the woodpecker thought if he couldn't fit in the little house,
then he'd just tear it up so no one else could use it!

Not a very nice philosophy!

Or maybe he was just looking for bugs to eat...

I've been doing a lot of Bible Study for an "Affinity Class" 
that I'll be teaching in March and April,
called "A Taste of Grace".
Consequently, I haven't painted a ROCK lately for
Don't give up on me!
I hope to get a post done later this week!

4 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is too funny. He either thought the house was larger or he was a lot smaller.

Jedidja said...

I must really smile when I was reading your post. And thanks for the wise lesoon in it!

Joy said...

A joy to eatch this bird:)
Anyway, thanks for the insight that you shared:)

Joy said...

A joy to eatch this bird:)
Anyway, thanks for the insight that you shared:)