Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-rumped/Australian Swiftlet

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-rumped/Australian Swiftlet ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 6-22-10 Swifts, true to their name, are a challenge to photograph but these White-rumped/Australian Swiftlets (more about names later) were feeding low over of a group of smallish trees, which helped. These tiny birds (11-12cm/4.3-4.7in in length) are resident in Australia … Continue reading

Goldcrests and Kinglets – Regulidae Family

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. (James 1:12 NKJV) Goldcrests and Kinglets – Regulidae Family The Regulidae Family is in the Passeriformes Order (Songbirds). The kinglets or crests are a small … Continue reading

White-eyes – Zosteropidae Family

I find the White-eyes fascinating little birds that have such a neat visible eye. The Lord has created another bird kind that has been obeying the command that it was given. So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged … Continue reading

Macaw – The Beautician

Macaw – The Beautician – by a j mithra Geophagy, or the phenomenon of eating mineral bound clay is not exclusive to macaws. Even Australian Cockatoos have been documented to seek out clay for medicinal and remedial purposes. Over the centuries the ancients have known of the healing properties of the so-called, edible clays. Civilizations … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Silver-crowned Friarbird

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Silver-crowned Friarbird ~ by Ian Montgomery Last week, we had the splendid Palm Cockatoo at Mungkan Kandju National Park. On the way home, I spent the night at Musgrave, Cape York Peninsula, so that I could look for Golden-shouldered Parrots at Artemis Station where the owners, the Shephards, have … Continue reading

Montserrat Oriole – The Super Survivor

Montserrat Oriole – The Super Survivor ~ by a j mithra A British led expedition has discovered one of the world’s rarest species of bird surviving yards from the crater of the volcano that devastated the Caribbean island of Montserrat four years ago. Led by a scientist from the Royal Society for the Protection of … Continue reading

The Space sharing seed storing Redpoll…

The Space sharing seed storing Redpoll… ~ by a j mithra Common Redpolls live year round in open boreal and tundra habitats near the Arctic circle and throughout northern Canada and Alaska. While only the northernmost populations migrate, this species does have periodic irruptions that takes it as far south as northern  Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, … Continue reading

Interesting Things – “Darwin’s Finches” – No Proof of Evolution

“Darwin’s Finches” – No Proof of Evolution Genesis 1:21 So God created… every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. During his visit to the Galapagos Islands, Charles Darwin saw that each island was populated by a little finch. These birds were all very similar; yet, from one island … Continue reading