Barn Swallows, a Nostalgic Reminder of Home

Barn Swallows, a Nostalgic Reminder of Home

Barn Swallows, a Nostalgic Reminder of Home by James J. S. Johnson Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.  For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – “One Day Too Late”

Sunday Inspiration – “One Day Too Late”

Our Men’s Quartet added an extra voice last Sunday night and sung a very powerful song. Before I say more about that, an interesting application can be made. The voices of a quartet, any singing group or a choir are made up of a variety of voices. Some sing base, tenor, alto, baritone, soprano, but … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Cinerous/Eurasian Vulture

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Cinerous/Eurasian Vulture

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Cinereous/Eurasian Vulture ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 10-28-14 This is 2 of 3 in a series on Eurasian vultures photographed during my recent spell in a bird hide at a vulture feeding station in Boumort National Reserve in the Pyrenees in Catalonia not far southwest of Andorra. The … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Broadbills

Sunday Inspiration – Broadbills

  “He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me. (Psalms 18:19 ESV) “I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul, and you have not delivered me into the hand of the … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Griffon Vulture

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Griffon Vulture

The first photo shows part of Boumort National Reserve in the foothills of the Pyrenees in Catalonia about 40km southwest of Andorra. A reserve since 1991, It has an area of 13,000 hectares and is of special importance as one of the only places in Europe where all four European species of vultures breed. Three … Continue reading

Chippy, Sweetvoice, and Dotty – Chapter 4

Chippy, Sweetvoice, and Dotty – Chapter 4

Chippy, Sweetvoice, and Dotty The Chipping, Vesper and Tree Sparrows The Burgess Bird Book For Children * CHAPTER 4. Chippy, Sweetvoice, and Dotty. For a while Jenny Wren was too busy to talk save to scold Mr. Wren for spending so much time singing instead of working. To Peter it seemed as if they were … Continue reading

Bible Birds – Swan Introduction

Bible Birds – Swan Introduction

Bible Birds – Swan Introduction “And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,” (Leviticus 11:18 KJV) “The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,” (Deuteronomy 14:16 KJV) Swans are mentioned in these two verses in the KJV Bible. Some other versions list it as another bird. For now, let us learn … Continue reading

Angry (Mocking) Bird

Angry (Mocking) Bird

We have been attacked repeatedly lately by an Angry Bird. A Northern Mockingbird has decided that he has a rival inside our windows. As the sun shines on different windows during the day, he attacks those windows with vigor. Apparently he has been thinking about starting another family and is trying to clear the area … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Vacation 2014

Sunday Inspiration – Vacation 2014

  A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath Day. It is good to give thanks to the LORD, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning, And Your faithfulness every night,  (Psalms 92:1-2 NKJV) Even though our vacation didn’t go according to “our” schedule, the Lord … Continue reading

Jenny Has a Good Word for Some Sparrows – Chapter 3

Jenny Has a Good Word for Some Sparrows – Chapter 3

Jenny Has a Good Word for Some Sparrows The Song, White-throated and Fox Sparrows. The Burgess Bird Book For Children * CHAPTER 3. Jenny Has a Good Word for Some Sparrows. The morning after the fight between Jenny and Mr. Wren and Bully the English Sparrow found Peter Rabbit in the Old Orchard again. He … Continue reading