The World’s Ugliest Animal – Creation Moment

The World’s Ugliest Animal – Creation Moment

Now here is an interesting and “ugly” fish. This was shared by Creation Moments. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:11 KJV) Published on Apr 22, 2015 … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Woodshrikes and Helmetshrikes

Sunday Inspiration – Woodshrikes and Helmetshrikes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (Ephesians 6:17 KJV) The two families this week are the Woodshrikes from tropical Asia and the Helmetshrikes are birds of Africa. Both are from the PASSERIFORMES – Passerines Order, which are Songbirds. The Lord has given them all a … Continue reading

I.O.C. Version 5.2 Updated

I.O.C. Version 5.2 Updated

For the last few days I have been updating to the new I.O.C. Version 5.2. This update wasn’t too bad. “The IOC World Bird List 5.2 contains 10,567 extant species (and 149 extinct species)  classified in 40 Orders,  238 Families (plus 2 Incertae Sedis) and 2277 Genera.  The list also includes 20,803 subspecies.” I don’t list the subspecies here. Version 5.2 added 10 species: Naretha Bluebonnet (Northiella … Continue reading

Zoominations at Lowry Park Zoo

Zoominations at Lowry Park Zoo

On that last visit to Lowry Park Zoo a few weeks ago, we took photos of their Zoominations celebration decorations. It is a Chinese Lantern Festival. We only saw these fantastic festival luminations without the lights. I have included our photos and links to the LPZ Zoominations. The animals and critters are silk and other … Continue reading

“Flag That Bird!” (Part 3)

“Flag That Bird!” (Part 3)

“Flag that bird!”  (Part 3)  As birds flying [‘aphôth = “winging” in air], so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also He will deliver it; and passing over He will preserve it. (Isaiah 31:5) Some birds are known for perching – we call them passerines.  Some wade in shoreline tidewaters – we call … Continue reading

Plus – Melipona Bee Defies Evolution

Plus – Melipona Bee Defies Evolution

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. (Colossians 1:16-17 KJV) While reading … Continue reading

Tickle Me Tuesday – Laughing Kookaburras

Tickle Me Tuesday – Laughing Kookaburras

…God has made me to laugh; all who hear will laugh with me. (Genesis 21:6 AMP – emphasis by me) He will yet fill your mouth with laughter [Job] and your lips with joyful shouting. (Job 8:21 AMP) While at the Lowry Park Zoo, we were able to hear and video the Laughing Kookaburras. They … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-faced Heron

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-faced Heron

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-faced Heron ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter 4/19/15 This is the real bird of the week; the recent Collared Sparrowhawk was just a correction to an earlier one. Exotic herons, such as the Great-billed (Northern Australia) and the Boat-billed (Costa Rica) have featured as bird of the week, but, … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Whipbirds, Wattle-eyes and Allies

Sunday Inspiration – Whipbirds, Wattle-eyes and Allies

As you have been viewing the Sunday Inspirations lately, we have been going through the Passerines or Passerfiormes Order in taxonomic order. So far, I have shown you 30 families, which makes us almost a forth of the way through the 125 Passerine families. Today’s families are the Psophodidae – Whipbirds, Jewel-babblers, Quail-thrushes Family with 16 members and the Platysteiridae … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Collared Sparrowhawk

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Collared Sparrowhawk

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Brown Sparrowhawk ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 4/17/15 I sent the previous post by mistake when I was working on the ebook version of the birds of the week this afternoon. This was actually bird of the week in May 2009, and then I thought it was a … Continue reading

More of the Blackbird Family – Chapter 13

More of the Blackbird Family – Chapter 13

More of the Blackbird Family The Orchard Oriole and the Bobolink. The Burgess Bird Book For Children * CHAPTER 13. More of the Blackbird Family. Peter Rabbit was dozing. Yes, sir, Peter was dozing. He didn’t mean to doze, but whenever Peter sits still for a long time and tries to think, he is pretty … Continue reading