Ian’s Bird of the Week – Banded Lapwing

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Banded Lapwing ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 08-05-10 There are two species of Lapwing in Australia. One, the Masked Lapwing, is widespread, common and well-known throughout northern and eastern Australia and Tasmania. It’s familiar because it is at home in populated areas, large, aggressive when nesting, and always … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Red-necked Stint

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Red-necked Stint ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 04-01-09 This time of the year, almost anywhere in the world, is a good time to go looking for waders. Not only does the (northern) Spring migration mean that unusual species can turn up, but many of these migrants are acquiring … Continue reading

Birds in Hymns – Let There Be Light!

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. (Genesis 1:3 KJV) Thou, Whose Almighty Word (or sometimes called – Let There Be Light!) Author: John Marriott, 1780-1825 Musician: Joan J. Pinkston, b. 1947 The Rev. John Marriott was a clergyman of the English Church, a graduate of Rugby, and of Christ Church, … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-breasted Woodswallow

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-breasted Woodswallow

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-breasted Woodswallow ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 07-28-10 Some species are a source of continual pleasure even when they are very common, such as the White-breasted Woodswallow, which is to be seen daily in Northeastern Queensland, perching conspicuously on power-lines or trees and chasing insects, swallow-like, in small … Continue reading