Houston Zoo’s Four-eyed Fish

Houston Zoo’s Four-eyed Fish

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 tried so hard to get a decent photo of the most amazing fish that I’ve ever heard of. Talk about a fantastic … Continue reading

Houston Zoo – Vacation – Part 2-B

Houston Zoo – Vacation – Part 2-B

You were shown the Blue-chinned Macaws and five different Turacos in Houston Zoo – Vacation – Part 2. Now to show you some more of the neat birds from the Lord’s Creative Hand. The next set of birds were outside and most were still damp from the rain. * * * I kept trying to get … Continue reading

Houston Zoo – Vacation – Part 2

Houston Zoo – Vacation – Part 2

From the last post, Birdwatching Along The Way – Vacation – Part 1, you know we arrived in Houston on Tuesday, the 5th. On Wednesday, we headed over to see their Houston Zoo. The weather was starting to turn “yukkie” and it was overcast. This made for making photos a challenge, at least for the outside exhibits. More about … Continue reading

Birdwatching Along The Way – Vacation – Part 1

Birdwatching Along The Way – Vacation – Part 1

We left home on Sunday afternoon, May 3rd and drove to Tallahassee, Florida. As I normally do, I kept a list of birds as were riding and I turned these into eBird. While traveling 70 mph, I usually don’t see anything except the larger birds, so the numbers are not spectacular. Here is a summary … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Great Crested Grebe

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Great Crested Grebe

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Great Crested Grebe ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 6/20/15 I’m going to weave a tangled web of French connections around this bird of the week, but the first and most important is that in honour of Loïc, my great nephew and first child of my niece Jeannine and … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Monarchs

Sunday Inspiration – Monarchs

This Sunday we introduce you to the Monarchidae – Monarchs Family. This family of Passerines (songbirds) has 99 members that inhabit forest or woodland across sub-Saharan Africa, south-east Asia, Australasia and a number of Pacific islands. Only a few species migrate. Many species decorate their cup-shaped nests with lichen. Monarchids are small insectivorous songbirds with long tails. The … Continue reading

White-breasted Cormorant Update

White-breasted Cormorant Update

In yesterday’s article, White-breasted Cormorants at San Diego Zoo I mentioned that we had never seen these before. When it posted, at the bottom of the article, it loaded the Latest Challenge of Zoo Photography which was taken at Lowry Park Zoo. I have added an Update to yesterday’s article. But now that I look at the … Continue reading

White-breasted Cormorants at San Diego Zoo

White-breasted Cormorants at San Diego Zoo

Update: I have seen these before at Lowry Park Zoo – My mistake :( We see Double-crested Cormorants very frequently here in Florida. At the San Diego Zoo, we were able to see the White-breasted Cormorants. These are another one of the Lord’s neat creations which He has given them just what they need for … Continue reading

Vacation Bible School – 2015

Vacation Bible School – 2015

This year we are using Answers in Genesis’ Camp Kilimanjaro material for our Vacation Bible School. With over 200+ children signed up, we are staying busy. The theme is great and the lessons have been interesting so far. * This year, as I have for several years, many of the photos posted to our VBS … Continue reading

A Robber in the Old Orchard – Chapter 16

A Robber in the Old Orchard – Chapter 16

A Robber in the Old Orchard The Purple Martin and the Barn Swallow. The Burgess Bird Book For Children * CHAPTER 16. A Robber in the Old Orchard. “I don’t believe it,” muttered Johnny Chuck out loud. “I don’t believe Jenny Wren knows what she’s talking about.” “What is it Jenny Wren has said that … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Diamond Dove

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Diamond Dove

Before I get to the Diamond Dove, I have an appeal to any members who have been on the Bird of the Week list since 2003 and who have kept copies of the postings. It’s a long shot I know, but I lost the text of some of the early ones in a hard disk … Continue reading

Antelope Ground Squirrels at Houston Zoo

Antelope Ground Squirrels at Houston Zoo

These Antelope Ground Squirrels at the Houston Zoo were just adorable. Never heard of them before, let alone seen any. They were in a building that had birds in it, of course, and they caught my attention. They landscape their displays and enclosures at the Houston Zoo very well. The squirrels had plenty of room to … Continue reading