A Red-bellied Woodpecker lands kicking up some newly fallen snow. A beautiful bird, I must say.
According to Matthew 6:26, we are to consider the birds: “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.” (Matthew 6:26)
Having fed a little, the woodpecker takes off, true to the proverb. He didn’t toil at all to cause the seed to grow, but he was able to feed on it.
Lots of feathered friends join the feast. The cardinal adds a little color.
A Tufted Titmouse finds a seed, or maybe drops it for other birds who can’t hang on to the feeder, and wait below on the ground for the seeds to fall. “… some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them” (Matthew 13:4).
The tiny Chickadees are usually first to arrive at the feeder. Their chirping seems to be the all-clear signal for the other birds to follow.
Feeding the birds allows me to imitate the Heavenly Father who also feeds them (Matthew 6:26) I do it for the fun of it. The Nuthatch can hold on even when up-side-down,
All of the photos in this blog were taken from my bedroom window. I put the birdfeeders out there to enjoy the birds. The Hairy Woodpecker is a frequent visitor. Though small, the other birds seem to give him lots of space.
The snow doesn’t discourage visitors to the birdfeeder. I on the other hand find myself more confined at home during such weather. I continue my recovery from the spinal fusion surgery. As mentioned several weeks ago, I no longer need a cane to walk, and the surgery has for the time being relieved the pain. However, ice and snow put a freeze on my life and I avoid going out on it when possible. I still have to wear my back brace, and have many activity restrictions. The riskiest thing I do is picking up the camera to take photos from my window as the camera is near my weight lifting limit of 8 pounds.