Wattled Jacana – The Perfect Partner

The Wattled Jacana is a wader which is a resident breeder from western Panama and Trinidad south through most of South America east of the Andes. Common in lowlands from Panama to northern Argentina mainly east of the Andes in southern part of range. Frequents freshwater marshes, lakes and slow-flowing rivers where it wades in … Continue reading

Birds in Hymns – Jesus, Lover Of My Soul

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings … Continue reading

Andean Cock-of-the-rock – The Changer…

The Andean Cock-of-the-rock – The Changer… ~ by a j mithra The Andean Cock-of-the-rock is a medium sized bird, living in the Andes, from Venezuela South to Bolivia. It’s one of the most spectacular birds, with strikingly bright colours. Spotting this beautiful bird is not very common, though, as they’re extremely shy and don’t usually … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Magpie Goose

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Magpie Goose by Ian Montgomery Newsletter 7-14-10 Here’s another large species characteristic of northern Australia, particular northern Queensland and the top-end of the Northern Territory, that had so far avoided the Bird of the Week net. It is found in quite large numbers around Townsville in wetland such as … Continue reading

Birdwatching and Updated Indexes for I.O.C. 2.5 Version

It took me awhile, but I finally got all the links up for the newest version (2.5) of the I.O.C. Now you should be able to find any bird on the lists. Dan and I managed to get in a little birdwatching Friday at Lake Morton. We saw several weird things take place. At least … Continue reading

Kookaburra – Chattery Birds With A Merry Heart

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. (Proverbs 15:13 KJV) While updating the Kingfisher pages, I came across these videos about the Kookaburras that are in the same Alcedinidae Family. Thought you might enjoy watching them. There are five Kookaburras. The Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) … Continue reading

Pied Kingfisher – Concentrated Diver

While having the privilege of obtaining some photos for future blogs from Peter Ericsson’s Galleries, I obtained a few photos of the Pied Kingfisher. I thought this Kingfisher was very pretty. Then I found this amazing video from BBC Worldwide and decided to share these. Another reason, my attempts to photograph our Belted Kingfishers is … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Non-Protected Nest

When birds have babies, they do all they can to protect them from predators. The birds spend time building and then filling their nest with eggs. The nest is protected almost constantly from the time the bird lays the eggs until the fledglings depart. That is normal behavior and the video below of the Fieldfare … Continue reading