Sunday Inspiration – Vangas and Friends

Sunday Inspiration – Vangas and Friends

For every beast of the forest is mine, the cattle on a thousand hills. I know all the birds of the hills, and all that moves in the field is mine. (Psalms 50:10-11 ESV) The Vangas (from vanga, Malagasy for the hook-billed vanga, Vanga curvirostris) are a group of little-known small to medium-sized passerine birds … Continue reading

Bob White and Carol the Meadow Lark – Chapter 14

Bob White and Carol the Meadow Lark – Chapter 14

Bob White and Carol the Meadow Lark The So-called Quail and the Meadow Lark. The Burgess Bird Book For Children * CHAPTER 14. Bob White and Carol the Meadow Lark. “Bob—Bob White! Bob—Bob White! Bob—Bob White!” clear and sweet, that call floated over to the dear Old Briar-patch until Peter could stand it no longer. … Continue reading

FEATHERED DINOSAURS from Creation Moments

FEATHERED DINOSAURS from Creation Moments

FEATHERED DINOSAURS “As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it.” Isaiah 31:5 A new species of dinosaur has been found. Scientists are calling Changyuraptor yangi the biggest feathered dinosaur ever discovered. Here at Creation Moments, however, we’re calling it … Continue reading

Latest Visitors to Yard

Latest Visitors to Yard

A few days ago while I was filling up my feeders, I looked up and here came Mom and Pop Sandhill Crane with their two latest youngsters. (The 2015 family) Needless to say I stopped and watched them for a while and then remembered to go get my camera. Here are some of those images. … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Bushshrikes and Boatbills

Sunday Inspiration – Bushshrikes and Boatbills

And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not … Continue reading

Little Gray Feather

Little Gray Feather

Little Gray Feather, the Adopted Common Grackle Chick One of the most bizarre anomalies in the world of ornithology I have ever witnessed was in May 2009. It was in that month when my wife happened to look out a second floor bedroom window of our condo townhome in Aurora, Colorado and see two little … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-necked Heron

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-necked Heron

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-necked Heron ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 5/29/15 Continuing last week’s theme (White-faced Heron) of common – but in these pages neglected – Australian herons here is the other very widespread species, the White-necked or Pacific. It’s not as abundant or as well-known as the White-faced, but much … Continue reading

“Flag Those Birds!” (Part 4)

“Flag Those Birds!” (Part 4)

“Flag Those Birds!”  (Part 4) He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says unto the churches; unto him who overcomes will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.   (Revelation 2:7) The time will eventually come when the words “tree” … Continue reading

The World’s Ugliest Animal – Creation Moment

The World’s Ugliest Animal – Creation Moment

Now here is an interesting and “ugly” fish. This was shared by Creation Moments. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:11 KJV) Published on Apr 22, 2015 … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Woodshrikes and Helmetshrikes

Sunday Inspiration – Woodshrikes and Helmetshrikes

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: (Ephesians 6:17 KJV) The two families this week are the Woodshrikes from tropical Asia and the Helmetshrikes are birds of Africa. Both are from the PASSERIFORMES – Passerines Order, which are Songbirds. The Lord has given them all a … Continue reading

I.O.C. Version 5.2 Updated

I.O.C. Version 5.2 Updated

For the last few days I have been updating to the new I.O.C. Version 5.2. This update wasn’t too bad. “The IOC World Bird List 5.2 contains 10,567 extant species (and 149 extinct species)  classified in 40 Orders,  238 Families (plus 2 Incertae Sedis) and 2277 Genera.  The list also includes 20,803 subspecies.” I don’t list the subspecies here. Version 5.2 added 10 species: Naretha Bluebonnet (Northiella … Continue reading

Zoominations at Lowry Park Zoo

Zoominations at Lowry Park Zoo

On that last visit to Lowry Park Zoo a few weeks ago, we took photos of their Zoominations celebration decorations. It is a Chinese Lantern Festival. We only saw these fantastic festival luminations without the lights. I have included our photos and links to the LPZ Zoominations. The animals and critters are silk and other … Continue reading