Pileated Woodpeckers With a Chipmunk,  One Singing, and One Eating

Pileated Woodpeckers With a Chipmunk, One Singing, and One Eating

‘Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You. (Jeremiah 32:17 NKJV) I always enjoy seeing Pileated Woodpeckers like this one at Circle B Bar Reserve here in the area. This was taken several years ago. I found … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Small Lifou White-eye

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Small Lifou White-eye

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Small Lifou White-eye (and random Sacred Kingfisher) ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 8/27/15 I’m a night-owl, as you may know already, so here is a photo of a noteworthy event: boarding a flight to the Loyalty Islands in complete darkness at 6:00am at Magenta, the domestic airport in Noumea. The … Continue reading

“Flag That Bird!” (Part 5)

“Flag That Bird!” (Part 5)

“Flag That Bird!”  (Part 5) by James J. S. Johnson Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.  (Ecclesiastes 7:8) This is the fifth and last article in this “Flag that bird!” series, on various birds that appear on national … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Swallows and Martins

Sunday Inspiration – Swallows and Martins

Even the sparrow has found a home, And the swallow a nest for herself, Where she may lay her young— Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, My King and my God. (Psalms 84:3 NKJV) This week’s 88 avian flyers are from the Hirundinidae Family of Swallows and Martins. The species in this group are … Continue reading

Helps For Updating Bird List To I.O.C. Version 5.3

Helps For Updating Bird List To I.O.C. Version 5.3

Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, … Continue reading

Trumpeter Swans:  Trumpeting a Wildlife Conservation Comeback

Trumpeter Swans: Trumpeting a Wildlife Conservation Comeback

If a bird’s nest chance to be before you in the way, in any tree, or upon the ground, whether they be young one [i.e., nestling infant birds], or eggs [i.e., not-yet-hatched baby birds], and the mother [’em is the usual Hebrew noun for “mother”] sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you shall … Continue reading

New Parrot Family – I.O.C. 5.3 Version

New Parrot Family – I.O.C. 5.3 Version

My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change: (Proverbs 24:21 KJV) Finally have my computer and Excel back up running. I decided to start working on the new I.O.C. 5.3 version and was surprised to see that they had divided the Psittacidae – Parrots Family. Well, … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Goliath Imperial Pigeon

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Goliath Imperial Pigeon

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Goliath Imperial Pigeon ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 8/17/15 A characteristic sound of montane forests in New Caledonia is the far-carrying call of this splendid pigeon, the Goliath or New Caledonian Imperial Pigeon. The tone is similar to someone blowing in a (large) bottle but the rhythm accelerates … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Bulbuls

Sunday Inspiration – Bulbuls

 Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the LORD; For He is coming to judge the earth. O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting. (1 Chronicles 16:33-34 NASB) Bulbuls are a family, Pycnonotidae, of medium-sized passerine songbirds. Many forest species are known as … Continue reading

Taking A Ride

Taking A Ride

Terrors shall make him afraid on every side and shall chase him at his heels. (Job 18:11 AMP) Here we go again with a smaller bird attacking a larger bird. This time a Red-winged Blackbird is on a Hawk’s back. See Rare Picture: Blackbird “Rides” Hawk. from Focusing on Wildlife. * Crow Versus Eagle, Free … Continue reading

Golden Eagle Returns After Long Voyage Around The World

Golden Eagle Returns After Long Voyage Around The World

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of GOLD in pictures of SILVER.” (Proverbs 25:11)”  Someone once told me to read one of the Proverbs each day for a month. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs, and that way we can read the Book of Proverbs 12 times during the year. You know, boys and … Continue reading