"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sedum Roof For The Birds

 Just a birdhouse with no roof, but no ordinary roof-less birdhouse. This house is now a home ! This birdhouse was built many years ago by our nephew Kevin*, during a summer visit to Cedar Pond, and over the years the turquoise roof fell apart and finally blew away in a storm. I stuck a small pot of sedums in the little house never dreaming a pair of birds would move in and raise a family.
 A pair of Oregon Juncos have moved in , built a nest, and are tending the eggs carefully. And protectively. The father Junco is not happy with me being nearby, but I have to pass the birdhouse to water and feed my sheep. Really Mr. Junco, I won't disturb your nest.
 Both Mr. & Mrs. Junco were chattering and chittering at me as I did my chores near their home, but soon after I was done they resumed their parental duties and delights. ( I like thinking of parenting as a delight!)
 Can you see the bird ( Oregon Junco) peeking out?
Who knew a roofless birdhouse could be a home? An Oregon Junco, that's who. "To build a house is one thing, but to make it a home is quite another." Louis L'Amour

10 comments:

Daisy said...

Haha! Papa Junco is giving you quite a glare! Sweet post, Kathy. It's fun to watch birds nesting and raising a family.

Pondside said...

I have a whole planting table full of wee pots of sedum - I wonder if I could do a roofing job with some.

Nancy Claeys said...

That is so sweet -- and something I've never seen. Thanks for sharing Kathy!

Deb said...

What a pretty little house for any bird. I love to watch the birds fly about with their nest material. It is such a wonderful sign of Spring. Kathy..love the new photo of you and Blizzard. Just so sweet. Hugs, Deb

Donna K said...

I loved seeing your Oregon Junco family in their "unique" little home. I am trying to attract birds to my yard this year - not much success yet but watching the squirrels go after the feeders is very entertaining!!

Karen said...

Hi Kathy, I see we were thinking along the same lines with our posts today! Don't you love the sound of the birds singing!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Kathy, I grew up calling junco's "snowbirds"; if we saw them, it meant snow. Love the house and the roof, so adorable.

Alice said...
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Alice said...

I am trying to get a family of cardinals to visit my yard. Glad to see your little birdhouse became a home

Dolores said...

That's a neat looking bird house with a real plant in it.

Birds are so amazing to me; they work so hard building their nest and caring for their young.... a lot of humans could take a lesson from them.