Sunday Inspiration – Honeyeaters

Sunday Inspiration – Honeyeaters

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth! (Psalms 119:103 KJV) The Meliphagidae – Honeyeaters are another of our beautifully created birds in the Passerine Order to highlight. Thought about changing the sequence because of Palm Sunday, but did Palm Birds previously with Lisa Brock singing from an Easter Musical. The Words … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Greater Sooty Owl

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Greater Sooty Owl

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Greater Sooty Owl ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 3/19/15 Here is the belated and sought-after bird of the week after a great trip to Victoria. I’ve been unwell since my return a week ago, but things are fine now and the wheels of my life are turning again. … Continue reading

Finches at Feeder This Morning

Finches at Feeder This Morning

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. (Proverbs 10:22 KJV) What a great surprise and blessing when I looked out the kitchen window this morning. Spotted an American Goldfinch at my feeder. Haven’t seen any in months. So it was neat to watch them. They kept coming … Continue reading

Tickle Me Tuesday – Burrowing Owls

Tickle Me Tuesday – Burrowing Owls

  One was posted several years back, but it is worth seeing again and getting a “tickle.” The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; The LORD raises up those who are bowed down; The LORD loves the righteous; (Psalms 146:8 NASB) The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is another of the Lord’s creation, It is a … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Australian Birds

Sunday Inspiration – Australian Birds

Here are three more families of Passerine birds. Today’s three families live mostly in the Austro-Papuan (Australia, New Guinea, Paupa) vicinity. My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. (Proverbs 1:10 NKJV) The Ptilonorhynchidae – Bowerbirds are renowned for their unique courtship behaviour, where males build a structure and decorate it with sticks and brightly coloured … Continue reading

Pacific Golden Plover’s Teamwork

Pacific Golden Plover’s Teamwork

Pacific Golden Plover James J. S. Johnson “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost [psêphizei tôn dapanên], whether he have sufficient to finish it?  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to … Continue reading

Are You Entangled?

Are You Entangled?

I came across this photo again yesterday and it reminded me of a recent devotional, blog or sermon I heard. It had to do with how Christians become entangled with the world. This Common Potoo is so blended into its surroundings that it is hard to spot. Do we as Christians so entangle ourselves with the world … Continue reading

How Can a Mechanical ‘Cardinal’ Make ‘Selections’?

How Can a Mechanical ‘Cardinal’ Make ‘Selections’?

How Can a Mechanical ‘Cardinal’ Make ‘Selections’? For we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. (1st Corinthians 4:9b) But what about birds: can they be spectators? What about fake birds:  can they “select” when to sing? This unusual bird-watching report begins with a “no-brainer” observation that most birders already … Continue reading

WHEN BEING “WRONG” IS RIGHT (Re-blog)

WHEN BEING “WRONG” IS RIGHT (Re-blog)

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Proverbs 1:7 How smart are Americans when it comes to science? That’s what the National Science Foundation attempts to find out every two years. The results of their 2014 survey – which included more than 2,200 adults – gave Americans … Continue reading

Tickle Me Tuesday – Manakins

Tickle Me Tuesday – Manakins

And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. (Genesis 1:22-23 NKJV) In Sunday Inspiration – Give Thanks, the Manakins were highlighted. Here is one in action: They are only doing what … Continue reading