We saw these house finches at our bird feeder a few days ago. As part of their courting behavior, the female would tap on the male's beak and then open her beak like a baby bird asking for food. The male would then give her a little bit (or pretend to).
Inspired by recent posts at The Boy's Almanac, the kids spread peanut butter on some pinecones and rolled them in birdseed. And I unraveled a cotton sweater to give the birds some nesting material.
Then on a trip to the park, I saw this golden-crowned kinglet. Since I had never seen one before, I added it to my bird book.
Recent visitors - a titmouse, a chickadee, and a goldfinch.
What a joy to give a little seed and string and be rewarded by the beauties of God's creation right outside our window!
. . . He who waters will also be watered himself. Pr. 11: 25