Birds of the Bible II – First Bird Species Named

Birds of the Bible II – First Bird Species Named

In the introduction to this new series, Birds of the Bible II – Introduction, several questions were asked. Did you check those questions out? What were the names of first bird species listed in the Bible? (Genesis 8:7, 8) If you checked these verses, you know that they were the Raven and the Dove. The … Continue reading

Birds Of The Bible II – Introduction

Birds Of The Bible II – Introduction

The Birds of the Bible are why Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus was started. Now, 16 years later, do you or I remember what was posted? When we started this, we may have had one or two birdwatching books. Today, my bookshelves, at least three of them. have these books waiting on me to find new … Continue reading

FLORIDA POND-SHORE REPORT, PART 3

FLORIDA POND-SHORE REPORT, PART 3

FLORIDA POND-SHORE REPORT, PART 3 Dr. James J. S. Johnson He hath made everything beautiful in his time…. (Ecclesiastes 3:11a) BLUE JAY (photo credit: Rob Hanson/ Wikipedia) As reported in 2 recent blogposts   —  ( see https://leesbird.com/2023/01/20/florida-pond-shore-report-part-1/  and https://leesbird.com/2023/01/23/florida-pond-shore-report-part-2/ )  —  the pond-shore birds were plentiful (except not ducks, for some odd reasons) in St. … Continue reading

FLORIDA POND-SHORE REPORT, PART 2

FLORIDA POND-SHORE REPORT, PART 2

FLORIDA POND-SHORE REPORT, PART 2 Dr. James J. S. Johnson And the stork, the heron [הָאֲנָפָ֖ה] after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. Leviticus 11:19 As reported last Friday   —  ( see https://leesbird.com/2023/01/20/florida-pond-shore-report-part-1/  )  —  the pond-shore birds were plentiful (except not ducks, for some odd reasons) in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the home of … Continue reading

FLORIDA POND-SHORE REPORT, PART 1

FLORIDA POND-SHORE REPORT, PART 1

FLORIDA POND-SHORE REPORT, PART 1 Dr. James J. S. Johnson “I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pond of water, and the dry land springs of water.”  (Isaiah 41:18) Wow! What a morning birdwatching in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the home of Chaplain … Continue reading

Looking Back – Blog Anniversaries, and Why It Began

Looking Back – Blog Anniversaries, and Why It Began

Kathy Wire, one of our faithful followers of this blog, left some suggestions for this series of Looking Back for reviewing the articles and blessings from these many posts. Here are those suggestions. They are all very appropriate, and hard to choose which one.  Time Flies On the Wings of Time Wings of the Winds … Continue reading

Why Egg-producing Woodpeckers Snack on Bones

Why Egg-producing Woodpeckers Snack on Bones

Dr. James J. S. Johnson To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.  (Ecclesiastes 3:1) RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER (Carolina Bird Club photo) Woodpeckers are famous for eating insects—beetles, caterpillars, “grubs” (insect larvae), spiders, ants, etc.—as well as occasionally eating berries and other fruits.  But what about vitamins and minerals, … Continue reading

Looking Back Through 2022 and Before

Looking Back Through 2022 and Before

As we head into the new year, 2023, many like to look back over the last year. They find many good memories and blessings, plus a few not so pleasant ones. Many of you liked and made remarks about the Christmas Bird Review series (that was just completed).  It seems you do not mind looking … Continue reading

Christmas Birds – Our Favorites (2022)

Christmas Birds – Our Favorites (2022)

Here is a new Christmas Birds. These are some of my favorite photos of the Lord’s Creatures that we have taken over the years. I would most likely put them in the Ornament or just Favorites category. (This just a sampling) “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” (2Co 9:15) “For by grace you … Continue reading

Christmas Birds – Ornaments – (Revisited 2022)

Christmas Birds – Ornaments – (Revisited 2022)

Here are the last of the Christmas Birds. The colors and designs would be pretty in ornaments. But most of all, they are superb examples of the Lord’s omniscient creative designs. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and … Continue reading

Christmas Birds – Gold and Silver (Revisited 2022)

Christmas Birds – Gold and Silver (Revisited 2022)

This time the Silver and Gold are both found on the birds. When the Lord created all the beautiful and colorful birds, He did not lack using variety. “Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.” (Proverbs 8:10 KJV) How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to … Continue reading

Christmas Birds – Gold (Revisited 2022)

Christmas Birds – Gold (Revisited 2022)

Hope you have been enjoying the updated Christmas Birds. This is another new one to the series. Gold is in the names of birds and their goldish-yellow colors are plentiful. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and … Continue reading