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

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

Ian’s Bird of the Week – White-faced Heron ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter 4/19/15 This is the real bird of the week; the recent Collared Sparrowhawk was just a correction to an earlier one. Exotic herons, such as the Great-billed (Northern Australia) and the Boat-billed (Costa Rica) have featured as bird of the week, but, … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Whipbirds, Wattle-eyes and Allies

Sunday Inspiration – Whipbirds, Wattle-eyes and Allies

As you have been viewing the Sunday Inspirations lately, we have been going through the Passerines or Passerfiormes Order in taxonomic order. So far, I have shown you 30 families, which makes us almost a forth of the way through the 125 Passerine families. Today’s families are the Psophodidae – Whipbirds, Jewel-babblers, Quail-thrushes Family with 16 members and the Platysteiridae … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Collared Sparrowhawk

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Collared Sparrowhawk

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Brown Sparrowhawk ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 4/17/15 I sent the previous post by mistake when I was working on the ebook version of the birds of the week this afternoon. This was actually bird of the week in May 2009, and then I thought it was a … Continue reading

More of the Blackbird Family – Chapter 13

More of the Blackbird Family – Chapter 13

More of the Blackbird Family The Orchard Oriole and the Bobolink. The Burgess Bird Book For Children * CHAPTER 13. More of the Blackbird Family. Peter Rabbit was dozing. Yes, sir, Peter was dozing. He didn’t mean to doze, but whenever Peter sits still for a long time and tries to think, he is pretty … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Black-faced Monarch

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Black-faced Monarch

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Black-faced Monarch ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 4/15/15 On the way to Orbost in East Gippsland in March on the great owl hunt, we stopped for a break at Fairy Dell Nature Reserve between Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance. This has a lovely walk through temperate rainforest along a … Continue reading

Boat-billed Heron at Lowry Park Zoo

Boat-billed Heron at Lowry Park Zoo

For every beast of the forest is Mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills or upon the mountains where thousands are. I know and am acquainted with all the birds of the mountains, and the wild animals of the field are Mine and are with Me, in My mind. (Psalms 50:10-11 AMP) We went … Continue reading

Tickle Me Tuesday – Squirrels and Bird Feeders

Tickle Me Tuesday – Squirrels and Bird Feeders

Not sure how many have heard of the “Squirrel Proof” bird feeders, but Droll Yankees make a line of them. I am not selling them, but just want you to enjoy some of the antics of squirrels trying to feed from them. Also, there is a video of someone who put Vaseline on a pole and … Continue reading

“Flag That Bird!” (Part 2)

“Flag That Bird!” (Part 2)

“Flag those birds!”  (Part 2) And Moses built an altar and called the name of it Jehovah-nissi [i.e., the LORD is my banner]. (Exodus 17:15) In “Flag that Bird! (Part 1)”, we considered 4 “banner birds”  –  besides globally popular eagles  –  that appear on national flags:  Belgium’s Wallonian Chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus); Portugal’s Northern … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Variety II

Sunday Inspiration – Variety II

We have come to some Passerine Families that only have a few members in them. You will get to see quite a few families in order to have enough birds to make a slideshow. As you know, the Lord loves variety and He gives us each different talents to use for His service. Sometimes many can … Continue reading

Videos From Gatorland

Videos From Gatorland

Below is a combination of ten short videos from Gatorland. There are several of the Great Egrets on the nest, and one Great Egret displaying. There were three Snowy Egrets youngsters in a nest and other happenings along the boardwalk. There is also a video of the Flamingo and Parrot areas. Then you will see two gators … Continue reading

Baby Snowy Egrets at Gatorland

Baby Snowy Egrets at Gatorland

While walking around the rookery at Gatorland, we were able to view some Snowy Egrets at their nest. Dad was watching from above while mom was tending to the two baby “Snowies”. Mom was keeping an eye on the little ones. (This is from my perspective – I could just see the tops of their heads) … Continue reading