Proud Muscovy Duck

Proud Muscovy Duck

I spotted an unusually colored Muscovy Duck on the water, but realized it was a juvenile. Many of the ducks we watch have a way of rocking or strutting when they swim. Recently, I recorded a young or juvenile Muscovy Duck swimming on the water out back. They remind me of the Pharisees and Sadducee … Continue reading

Reginald and Oliver’s Florida Parade

Reginald and Oliver’s Florida Parade

Reginald, the Turkey Commander, and Oliver’s Florida Parade by Emma Foster That year, when Reginald, Oliver, and the other turkeys celebrated Christmas in their fortress, which protected them from hunters during the winter, lots of snow covered the ground in the woods. The turkeys grew restless having to stay inside their fortress all the time, … Continue reading

Put Your Best Foot Forward

Put Your Best Foot Forward

While we were at Gatorland, I was watching the Snowy Egret, and was amused by his stance. I am always amazed by their yellow feet, and this tickled me. I love that the Lord used such variety in the birds when He created them. Of course, I had to zoom in on his feet: I … Continue reading

Our Gatorland Welcome 12-30-20

Our Gatorland Welcome 12-30-20

When we visited Gatorland on our last trip, the end of December, we were greeted with Christmas decorations and some interesting characters (birds and other). By the way, that sign in the first photo is this warning! Then of course, you meet one or two brave or stupid birds trying to con food from the … Continue reading

Gator Tail Anyone?

Gator Tail Anyone?

Here in Florida, there are some restaurants that serve Gator Tail. Usually, it is served as an appetizer. While we were walking around Gatorland on our last trip, I noticed some Black Vultures very near the end of an alligator. They were across the pond, so I zoomed in to see what they were doing. … Continue reading

Flamingo Filtering at Gatorland – 12/30/20

Flamingo Filtering at Gatorland – 12/30/20

Today Dan and I finally went on a short birding trip. We drove over to Orlando’s Gatorland (45 miles). I finally have something to write about besides the birds seen through our back patio door. It was sort of quiet, as far as the number of birds, this time of year. We normally go over … Continue reading

Our Christmas Eve Service on YouTube

Our Christmas Eve Service on YouTube

We just finished attending our Christmas Eve service at our church, Faith Baptist Church. Thought maybe you would enjoy watching it. “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the … Continue reading

Writing the Book of Your Wonders

Writing the Book of Your Wonders

“I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart, I’m writing the book on your wonders.” Psalms 9:1, The Message The joy and practice of writing about the wonders of creation is nothing new. The Bible tells us that in his four-thousand and five proverbs and songs (that’s a lot of blogging!), King Solomon “spoke of … Continue reading

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

“Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth…” Proverbs 27:2 If you’ve walked through an eastern forest or meadow, you’re familiar with the well-known Eastern Phoebe. It flits from perch to perch snatching up moths, flies, and about anything else that zips by. And in self-recognition of its own prowess as a tyrant … Continue reading