Ian’s Bird of the Week – Horned Parakeet

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Horned Parakeet

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Horned Parakeet ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter – 7/27/15 The Kagu was naturally top of our target list in New Caledonia being the most bizarre in appearance, behaviour, taxonomy and general curiosity value. Second on my list and I think third on Joy’s were the horned parakeets of Grande … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Deep Love of Jesus

Sunday Inspiration – Deep Love of Jesus

He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. (Psalms 115:13 KJV) Today we have nine families being presented. Why? Because they all have very few species in each group. To have enough photos for the slideshow, these were combined. Bombycillidae – Waxwings – 3 Ptiliogonatidae – Silky-flycatchers – 4 Hypocoliidae – … Continue reading

Orni-Theology and The Nest

Orni-Theology and The Nest

While working on that last post, Say’s Phoebe and Nest, I got to thinking about that nest. Did you really look at it? Click the photo to enlarge it and really LOOK at it. What do you see? All kinds of different material. There are weeds, pieces of paper, strings, lint, feathers, and even some “weed-eater” line (blue). … Continue reading

No Post Today – But 20/20 Vision

No Post Today – But 20/20 Vision

Maybe tomorrow I’ll get a blog out. Yesterday, Dan and I drove down to Fort Lauderdale (200 miles) to see my 94 year old sister, Charlotte. She had been in Intensive Care, ICU, with pneumonia. They took her to a regular room, and started her on morphine. She was dying. We were able to be … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Australian Robin and Friends

Sunday Inspiration – Australian Robin and Friends

“The LORD lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let God be exalted, The Rock of my salvation! (2 Samuel 22:47 NKJV) This week’s birds from their Creator include the Petroicidae – Australasian Robins, Picathartidae – Rockfowl, Chaetopidae – Rockjumpers and the Eupetidae – Rail-babbler Families. The Robins are all endemic to Australasia: New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand and numerous Pacific … Continue reading

Crow Versus Eagle, Free Ride Instead

Crow Versus Eagle, Free Ride Instead

Here is an article worth looking at: Crow Tries to Fight Eagle, Gets Free Ride Instead ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. (Exodus 19:4 NKJV) Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves … Continue reading

The Silence of the Owls – Creation Moments

The Silence of the Owls – Creation Moments

THE SILENCE OF THE OWLS “There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow:” (Isaiah 34:15a) What makes owls so good at catching prey as they fly through the night sky? Part of the credit obviously goes to their amazing eyes that are able to see with … Continue reading

Cactus, Birds and Boots

Cactus, Birds and Boots

Again, while at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, we learned more about the “Cactus Boot.” I was aware that Woodpeckers, especially the local Gila Woodpecker,  make their homes in cactus, especially Saguaro Cactus. I also knew that the cactus, to prevent loss of moisture, seals around the “wound”, a.k.a. nest cavity. Another way the Lord created … Continue reading

Arizona Hummers – Vacation

Arizona Hummers – Vacation

By them (springs) the birds of the heavens have their home; They sing among the branches. He waters the hills from His upper chambers; The earth is satisfied with the fruit of Your works. (Psalms 104:12-13 NKJV) While visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, we visited their Hummingbird Aviary. They have four species of hummingbirds flying … Continue reading

Wordless Birds – Hummingbirds

Wordless Birds – Hummingbirds

This GOLD bird reminds us of Heaven. The Bible tells us Heaven has a street of gold! But the best part about Heaven is that God, who created you and me, lives there. The Bible, God’s Word, says: “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Cactus Wren

Birds of the Bible – Cactus Wren

Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. (Genesis 2:19 NKJV) After posting the photos of the Cactus Wrens (The Chase Begins…), … Continue reading