Moving On – Vacation – Part 3

Moving On – Vacation – Part 3

We have many more Houston Zoo photos to share, but for now, let’s move on with our vacation. In Birdwatching Along the Way, the last statement was “Vacation Goal #1 – Met.” We had arrived at Houston and visited with my niece and went to the Houston Zoo. On Thursday of that week, May 7th, … Continue reading

Meerkats at Houston Zoo

Meerkats at Houston Zoo

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. (Revelation 4:11 KJV) I know this blog is about birds, but the “Plus” in the name lets me show other critters. Every since the Meerkats where on the … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Crows and Jays

Sunday Inspiration – Crows and Jays

The Corvidae Family has 143 species, of which many are known to people around the world. A member of this family, the Raven is a well recognized Bird of the Bible. On our recent vacation, in Arizona we were able to see a wild Common Raven and a Stellar’s Jay for the first time. Was able to add these to my … Continue reading

Wonga Dove and Taveta Weavers at Houston Zoo

Wonga Dove and Taveta Weavers at Houston Zoo

And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest. (Psalms 55:6 KJV) Thought I’d share two videos and some photos of the Wonga Dove and the Taveta Weavers. They were in the Tropical Bird House which had enclosures with a glass in front … Continue reading

More Robbers – Chapter 17

More Robbers – Chapter 17

More Robbers The Crow and the Blue Jay. The Burgess Bird Book For Children * CHAPTER 17. More Robbers. By the sounds of rejoicing among the feathered folks of the Old Orchard Johnny Chuck knew that it was quite safe for him to come out. He was eager to tell Skimmer the Tree Swallow how … Continue reading

Lord Help Us!

Lord Help Us!

Supreme Court rules 5-4 that same-sex couples can marry in all 50 states Our Country has just decided to leave God totally out of our country. When a nation turns from God’s Truth, the Lord will no longer bless us like in the past. Shame on our country. “Behold, I set before you today a … Continue reading

Houston Zoo’s Four-eyed Fish

Houston Zoo’s Four-eyed Fish

Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” (Genesis 1:20 NKJV) I tried so hard to get a decent photo of the most amazing fish that I’ve ever heard of. Talk about a fantastic … Continue reading

Houston Zoo – Vacation – Part 2-B

Houston Zoo – Vacation – Part 2-B

You were shown the Blue-chinned Macaws and five different Turacos in Houston Zoo – Vacation – Part 2. Now to show you some more of the neat birds from the Lord’s Creative Hand. The next set of birds were outside and most were still damp from the rain. * * * I kept trying to get … Continue reading

Houston Zoo – Vacation – Part 2

Houston Zoo – Vacation – Part 2

From the last post, Birdwatching Along The Way – Vacation – Part 1, you know we arrived in Houston on Tuesday, the 5th. On Wednesday, we headed over to see their Houston Zoo. The weather was starting to turn “yukkie” and it was overcast. This made for making photos a challenge, at least for the outside exhibits. More about … Continue reading

Birdwatching Along The Way – Vacation – Part 1

Birdwatching Along The Way – Vacation – Part 1

We left home on Sunday afternoon, May 3rd and drove to Tallahassee, Florida. As I normally do, I kept a list of birds as were riding and I turned these into eBird. While traveling 70 mph, I usually don’t see anything except the larger birds, so the numbers are not spectacular. Here is a summary … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Great Crested Grebe

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Great Crested Grebe

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Great Crested Grebe ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 6/20/15 I’m going to weave a tangled web of French connections around this bird of the week, but the first and most important is that in honour of Loïc, my great nephew and first child of my niece Jeannine and … Continue reading