National Aviary – Hospital, Breeding, and Kitchen Areas

One of the special privileges at the National Aviary was the behind the scenes places we were allowed to visit. Sarah, the “Bird Nurse” (Head Keeper of Hospital Care), that we had met the day before, and Steven, the Director of Animal Programs, gave us a grand tour. (See Introduction) We started off by visiting … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Wilson’s Warbler

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Wilson’s Warbler ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 09-21-10 Here is the attractive Wlson’s Warbler one of the New World Wood-Warblers (family Parulidae) that is quite common in Canada and the western United States. We encountered this one at Point Reyes, an pleasant coastal area and good birding spot … Continue reading

Interesting Things – Loving Poison Dart Frog

The Loving Poison Dart Frog – from Creation Moments We love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19) The Choco Indians of Panama and Colombia use the poison from the skin of the beautiful poison dart frog to make their lethal darts. The bright orange and deep blue skin of this frog serves … Continue reading

Using Whatever Talent the Lord Has Given You

Thought I would share an article that I wrote for our church blog (The Fountain). — As many of you know, around Faith Baptist, I am known as the “Bird Lady.” Also many have read the “Birds of the Bible” articles of the past. How did this come about? When I was 16 years old … Continue reading

Birdwatching the National Aviary – Tropical Forest

This article is about the numerous birds found in the Tropical Forest Free-flight section at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, PA. It has taken awhile to find the names of the birds in the pictures we took while we were there. My enthusiastically taken 600 photos has turned into a real challenge. That, and I … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – American Bittern

Ian’s Bird of the Week – American Bittern ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 9/14/2010 Lightning, they say, doesn’t strike the same place twice. Luck, in bird photography, is rather similar: a missed opportunity usually remains just that. High on my list of American targets was the American Bittern, a cryptic and elusive bird of … Continue reading

Humming Birds – The Believing Believers… by a j mithra

a j mithra has produced another video using a hummingbird video with his thoughts and music. We had previously done this as an article, then a j turned it in to a video. Absolutely amazing. The Hummingbird – The Believing Believer… The Bible says,”But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Birds of Prey Introduction

The following is from Wikipedia’s article on “Bird of Prey” and has good information to precede thoughts on the Birds of Prey mentioned in the Bible. (Their quotes, my links) “Birds of prey are birds that hunt for food primarily on the wing, using their keen senses, especially vision. They are defined as birds that … Continue reading