Ian’s Bird of the Week ~ Pilotbird

Ian’s Bird of the Week ~ Pilotbird

Ian’s Bird of the Week ~ Pilotbird ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 3/31/15 The primary targets in East Gippsland were the Sooty and Masked Owls, but there were several daytime birds on the wanted list too. One of these was the Pilotbird, a smallish – 17cm/7in long – brown, ground-dwelling bird of the mountain … Continue reading

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