Pond-side Birdwatching in Florida III

Pond-side Birdwatching in Florida III

Pond-side Birdwatching in Florida, from Chaplain Bob’s Backyard: Part 3  by James J. S. Johnson Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter: I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward: O Lord, I am oppressed; undertake for me. (Isaiah 38:14) But they that escape of them shall escape, … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Budgerigar

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Budgerigar

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Budgerigar ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 3/3/15 Judging by the number of emails that I received about Pied Butcherbirds, iconic species are popular and there were many interesting stories about experiences with them. So here is another, perhaps globally the most familiar Australian bird. Although it’s quite common … Continue reading

Tickle Me Tuesday – Birds and Ice

Tickle Me Tuesday – Birds and Ice

He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? (Psalms 147:17KJV)”From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen. (Job 37:10 NASB) Still laughing as I am typing this blog. Remembered a video several years back of birds landing on ice. I found it … Continue reading

Pond-side Birdwatching in Florida II

Pond-side Birdwatching in Florida II

Pond-side Birdwatching in Florida, from Chaplain Bob’s Backyard: Part 2  by James J. S. Johnson For He [i.e., God] maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor thereof, which the clouds do drop and distil [literally, pour down and drop down] upon man abundantly.  (Job 36:27-28) For as the … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Give Thanks

Sunday Inspiration – Give Thanks

To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever. (Psalms 30:12 KJV) As we continue through the Passerine Families, today we arrive at Cotingidae – Cotingas Family which has 66 members and the Pipridae – Manakins Family has 52 species. As … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Gifts From Birds

Birds of the Bible – Gifts From Birds

Birds of the Bible articles have been written about Raven’s before. James J S Johnson sent a link to a news story in the BBC News Magazine about Crows that is similar to the Ravens in the Bible. First the story. A young girl, Gabi Mann, feeds Crows and they bring her “gifts.” (nutshell version). See The … Continue reading

Seventh Anniversary

Seventh Anniversary

Wow! Has it now been seven years since I started writing the Birds of the Bible articles? February 2008 is the original beginning month of the blog. It was started using Blogspot, but moved here to WordPress in July of that year. If you take a look at the articles below you will see how … Continue reading

European Dipper, Norway’s National Bird

European Dipper, Norway’s National Bird

European Dipper, Norway’s National Bird by Dr. James J. S. Johnson Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. (Matthew 6:34) EUROPEAN DIPPER The official bird of Norway is the White-throated Dipper (a/k/a European Dipper: Cinclus cinclus). Unlike the American … Continue reading

5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge #5 – Happy Bird

5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge #5 – Happy Bird

 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. (Proverbs 3:13 KJV) There are only two rules for this challenge: 1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W. 2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun. My fifth … Continue reading

Tickle Me Tuesday – For the Birds

Tickle Me Tuesday – For the Birds

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV) I cannot help but post this video. Made aware of it several years ago. The “music was made for a school project. A Pixar video with audio created by David Redinha” … Continue reading

5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge #4 – Shore Friends

5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge #4 – Shore Friends

And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. (Matthew 13:2 KJV) But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. (John 21:4 KJV) There are only … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Pied Butcherbird

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Pied Butcherbird

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Pied Butcherbird ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 2/22/14 Birds of the week are usually chosen on the basis of appearance, photo quality or species interest, but here for a change is one whose real claim to fame is auditory. Not that Pied Butcherbirds don’t look quite dapper, even … Continue reading