Birds Illustrated by Color Photography – Revisited – Introduction

Birds Illustrated by Color Photography – Revisited – Introduction

While searching for e-books for my reader, I came across the Birds Illustrated by Color Photograpy. It was a monthly serial started in 1897 “Designed to Promote Knowledge of Bird-Life.”  There are at least 3 volumes that have been digitized by the Project Gutenberg and these are all in the Public Domain. The Drawings, “Photography,” … Continue reading

Birds Vol 1 #1 – Nonpareil – Painted Bunting

Birds Vol 1 #1 – Nonpareil – Painted Bunting

Birds Illustrated by Color Photography – Revisited Vol 1. January, 1897 No. 1 * THE NONPAREIL I am called the Nonpareil because there is no other bird equal to me. I have many names. Some call me the “Painted Finch” or “Painted Bunting.” Others call me “The Pope,” because I wear a purple hood. I … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – King Penguin

Ian’s Bird of the Week – King Penguin ~ by Ian Montgomery The Royal Penguins may have won the bird of the trip award on the basis of character, but the sartorial crown went to the King Penguin also very common on the beach at Macquarie Island. We’ll see later that they also won the … Continue reading

Birds of the World – Icteridae Family – Oropendolas, Orioles & Blackbirds

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 have been working on finding photos for the Icteridae Family – Oropendolas, Orioles & Blackbirds. I have managed to get all by three of … Continue reading

Birds in Christmas Hymns – Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed. (Psalms 71:23 KJV) Words by Hen­ry J. van Dyke, 1907. Van Dyke wrote this hymn while stay­ing at the home of Har­ry A. Gar­field at Wil­liams Col­lege, Mass­a­chu­setts. It was first pub­lished in the Pres­by­ter­i­an Hymn­al in 1911. It al­so ap­peared … Continue reading

Birds In Christmas Hymns – Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: (Philippians 2:6-7 KJV) Words by Em­i­ly E. El­li­ott, 1864. This hymn was first used at St. … Continue reading

Birds in Christmas Hymns – The Day The Christ-Child’s Tender Eyes

And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2:11 KJV) Words by May R. Smith (1842-1927). Music: St. Pe­ters­burg, at­trib­ut­ed to Dmi­tri S. Bort­ni­an­sky (1751-1825), 1825 … Continue reading

God & Natural Law – Answers in Genesis

Here is an interesting article from Answers in Genesis about how the universe obeys certain rules — “laws to which all things must adhere. These laws are precise, and many of them are mathematical in nature. Natural laws are hierarchical in nature; secondary laws of nature are based on primary laws of nature, which have … Continue reading

Birds in Christmas Hymns – Christmas Brings Joy To Every Heart

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! (Philippians 4:4 NKJV) Words by Bern­hardt S. In­ge­mann (1789-1862), 1840 (Julen har bragt velsignet bud); trans­lat­ed from Dan­ish to Eng­lish by Ce­cil Cow­drey. Music: Christ­mas Brings Joy, Christ­oph E. Weyse (1774-1842), 1841 Christmas Brings Joy To Every Heart Christmas brings joy to every heart, Sets old … Continue reading