Saturday, July 02, 2016

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

I caught this Red-Bellied woodpecker last spring. Their range extends from the Atlantic into Texas, Kansas and just the SE corner of Nebraska, Iowa and the southern half of Minnesota. They nest in old tree snags and will also use bird houses. They like to eat acorns and in the south will eat oranges making themselves a pest. Many woodpeckers will store extra acorns in dead snags and defend their catch. But apparently the Red-Bellied Woodpeckers don't defend their catch for some reason..

Feeding birds at a backyard bird feeder may extend their range. The Red-Bellied Woodpecker has moved its range further north because of  food being available from backyard bird feeders.

Our walk with the Lord is enhanced by the availability of spiritual food. We gain much strength as we become nourished from reading and studying the Bible.

Father, let me continue to meditate on Your rich word to me. Thank you for all you have given me. Let me use it for your glory.

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