A Good, Good Father

One of my favorite contemporary worship songs is called, “You’re a Good, Good Father” – the chorus of which usually leaves me a bit misty-eyed.

Well, that’s the title that came to mind as I watched this male Red-bellied Woodpecker who stopped in the other day.

As he loaded up his beak at the Bark Butter branch, I heard the tell-tale squeaky squawking of a nearby youngster. ย Sure enough, a few seconds later he was joined by junior. ย Dad fed the little guy a healthy heap of food…

…and then patiently repeated the process several more times.

There’s something delightful and somewhat comical about watching a baby bird be fed.
And this fellow was definitely a good, good father!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of Godโ€™s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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10 Responses to A Good, Good Father

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Yes so true how the birds exemplify our good good Father, Kathy. We also love this worship song ๐Ÿ˜Š

  2. pamkirst2014 says:

    You know, Kathy–I am a bit of an idiot when it comes to birds. I was painting in the car port the other day, looked up and saw two cardinals on a branch–a bright red male and a duller colored small one. They did some beak to beaking, which I thought was cute canoodling between Mom and Dad…but now I wonder if Dad was feeding a young one!

    Your pictures are always amazing…

  3. Fantastic shots! What is bark butter by the way?

  4. Good father indeed. beautiful photos and a good story. ๐Ÿ™‚

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