when is a bird not a bird?

“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
Arthur Conan Doyle

(a flying squirrel taking up residence in the old bluebird box / Julie Cook / 2017)

When it’s a flying squirrel!

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

Proverbs 10:9

21 comments on “when is a bird not a bird?

  1. Citizen Tom says:

    Had that happen one time too.First time I had saw a flying squirrel it poked its head out of a birdhouse. It seems to be a problem with putting a birdhouse on a tree.

    Neat pictures!

  2. atimetoshare.me says:

    Haha = good one!

    • I actually was walking by and did a double take thinking what kind of bird is in the bird box as it’s not time for the bluebirds to nest…that’s when I saw a cute pink nose verses a pointy beak 🙂

      • Wally Fry says:

        You ever had them in an attic? They are quite noisy.

      • No but we did have one in the old house- our previous house that my was my husband’s that he’d built pre us– it was in the woods and one some how got in the house and we shut it in our son’s bedroom as it had “swooped ” in there–till we thought it was tired out
        Sadly it didn’t make it.

      • Wally Fry says:

        Aw heck, that’s sad.

      • well, I hated it—but to some I suppose it was good riddance.
        Kind of like that bat that got in the house here no long ago —now whereas I want living things to do just that…live and be free-I just can’t have them living with me!
        It’s like when that bat wanted to hang out on the back deck where Percy spends his days lounging, well that just can’t be. Whereas the bats are beneficial they can also carry rabbis—so I have been known to spray hornet spray at them to deter them. But then I found hanging mothballs out was more humane albeit smelly like what I remember from my grandmother’s closet. But the time that bat actually got in the house, well I thought I was very justified in telling my husband just to shot it with the 22!
        They did use to call me Annie Oakley when I was a camp counselor 😉

      • Wally Fry says:

        Yeah bats can be not good. On the other hand, if they all disappeared we would be overrun by insects. On a tangent I suppose, but try and convince me THAT happened by random chance and accident.

      • I know right– something about a beautiful perfect balance that didn’t simply evolve –don’t think ‘perfect’ is evolving worthy

      • Wally Fry says:

        Well, not being a scientist myself, I don’t have a lot of technical data to spew…but I am going to be hard to convince that that particular relationship could happen by happenstance.

      • me too!!!

  3. “Rodentious” is the word I made up to describe such a bad animal!

  4. “Cute” is all part of being bad!

  5. I’ve never seen a flying squirrel here and I’m glad of it. I used to think squirrels were cute but all they are is mischievous and obnoxious rodents with fluffy tails. And I get tired of them burying acorns and pecans all over my yard and digging up my bulbs and freshley planted plants. So you can have all of mine you’d like!!! 😦 😦 😦

  6. SLIMJIM says:

    Wow that quote is true, we must make sure beliefs that seems so obvious are accepted though its not true. How we need to be discerning.

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