When a Birdhouse Hole is Not Big Enough!

You may remember the bird house I made in July
a few years ago for a contest. 

DIY birdhouse from found parts and reclaimed wood

Well the joke of my family all summer long was that "no bird will ever move in because I made the hole too small"... 

And so far, they've been right, Until today....

I was sitting outside reading a book and I heard this tapping sound. I looked over and saw a woodpecker sitting on the perch banging away at the hole in the birdhouse.

Before I laughed myself off my chair I took a picture with my phone.

woodpecker moving into the birdhouse

moving into the birdhouse

These photos are terrible but there he was... trying to make the hole bigger!

When he flew away I went over too get a closer look.

See.... She was doing her own home improvements!

Pecking marks where the woodpecker tried to make the hole larger

I did the only thing I could do, I helped her out.

I got out my drill and made the hole bigger for her.

Creating a last minute larger hole for the woodpecker

Not perfect but it was the best I could do 
because I was standing on a chair because
the birdhouse is already mounted to the fence.

So... the jokes over! 
You can move in now Mrs. Woodpecker!
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  1. Susan, that is too cute. At least that woodpecker loved the house, and has an eye for a unique home. I don't blame it. I would have tried to call it home myself. Love it. Sweet of you to help the feathered friend out. Have a great day.

  2. This is great! I expected you to say a little house wren moved in. But this is way better :)

  3. Haha, Susan! Are you saying your birdhouse was a "fixer upper"? : ) They say there's a buyer for every house, so I guess you found yours. He's already renovating and it was nice of you to help him out.

  4. Awww that is so cute!!! I just love that cute little bird doing home renovation!

  5. Hahaha that is cute! Obviously Mrs Woodpecker approved of the house but wanted to add her own little touch :D
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  6. Very funny! I'm sure the woodpecker will appreciate the help!

  7. That is great!! That woodpecker knows good style when she sees it. She couldn't pass it by!

  8. Hilarious...who knew...DIY woodpeckers! So funny.

  9. I Love it!! I haven't had my coffee yet and I am already laughing!! Just think of all the cute little Woodpeckers you will have flying around in the Spring!!

    Huggs, Nancy

  10. What a wonderful post! The birdhouse is a wonderful place to call home and Mrs. (?) Woodpecker knew a good home when she saw it.

  11. How cute Nancy!! I just love all birds. So glad you shared. Hope you are doing well.
    Janet's Creative Pillows

  12. That is hilarious!!!!!! And I LOVE that birdhouse!

  13. Who knew the housing market was as bad for birds as it is for us?!

  14. Flitting around and not sure how I got here but I am so glad that I have found your blog. The story grabbed me and connected me to your writings with a smile upon my face. I adore so many of your posts, dont think I dont yet this one swooped my heart up and made me feel fluttery. Much love to you this week.


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