I am sure I have mentioned it here before, but our family loves to watch birds. It is a great thing, because this year in Science we are studying Ornithology. Birds are fascinating creatures. How God designed them for flight. How He gave them instinct to know where to migrate, and how to get there.
One project we are working on continually is making a habitat in our backyard that the birds enjoy visiting. We have been hanging feeders, making feeders. Hanging suet cakes and our intention is to make a homemade birdbath, we haven’t gotten to that just yet.
Of course the above bird is one that is easy to identify.
He is the Male Northern Cardinal
Here we have the Female Northern Cardinal, undoubtedly she is eyeing the male. 😉 hee hee
This is a Male White Breasted Nuthatch. I wish I had gotten a picture of his backside, he is a beautiful bird. They have very long beaks.
This is our little friend, the Tufted Titmouse. He’s hiding a wee bit.
And I feel pretty sure that this is the Carolina Wren. Such a cutie.
Birding is such a great hobby. I love seeing new birds. The children and I keep an ongoing list of birds that visit our habitat. We eagerly check our manual when new birds come for a visit.
If you don’t have a place to view the birds with your children, I encourage you to make a spot. It is a great inexpensive way you can enjoy some of God’s creation with your little ones when it may be a bit too chilly to be out-of-doors.