Of Cormorants and Anhingas

Of Cormorants and Anhingas

Of Cormorants and Anhingas Dr. James J. S. Johnson Double-crested Cormorant (L) & Anhinga (R)  / both Wikipedia images­ ­But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it . . . . (Isaiah 34:11a) Cormorants and bitterns (the latter being a type of heron) are … Continue reading

Woodstock’s Dilemma

Woodstock’s Dilemma

“A friend loves at all times,…” (Proverbs 17:17a NKJV) Well, my friends Woodstock and Snoopy were at it again this Sunday. It appears that Woodstock has a Dilemma and patient Snoopy listened, and then offered a solution to the problem. It’s nice to have friends like that as we go through life. “…And the sweetness … Continue reading

Unique Feeding Of The Spoonbills

Unique Feeding Of The Spoonbills

The Spoonbill family has a unique or uncommon way of feeding. They swing their beak back and forth in the water to find food. The inside of the “spoon” is very sensitive. When they feel a “goodie,” their beak snaps shut. They then swallow their food. I have been trying to capture this action on … Continue reading

Porphyrion On The “Do Not Eat” List?

Porphyrion On The “Do Not Eat” List?

Is The Porphyrion On The Do Not Eat List? This is one of the reasons we post a Disclaimer about the different Bible versions. When the Birds of the Bible articles were written several years ago, I used my e-Sword program to search for the names of different species of birds on the “Do Not … Continue reading

Strutting Like A Peacock?

Strutting Like A Peacock?

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3 NKJV) I just published Proud As A Peacock? on the Birds of … Continue reading

Does Global Warming Threaten Bird Habitats?

Does Global Warming Threaten Bird Habitats?

Does Global Warming Threaten Bird Habitats? Written by Dr. James J. S. Johnson in the latest Acts And Facts about birds, especially the Tricolored Heron, being affected by the threats of global warming. “If you love birds, should you fight petroleum production in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? How you answer depends on whether … Continue reading

Clark’s Nuthatch’s Memory – Creation Moments

Clark’s Nuthatch’s Memory – Creation Moments

Job 38:41 “Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.”  The shy bird called Clark’s nutcracker collects food during the growing season and stores it for the cold winter months. In one year, a bird will store between 22,000 and 33,000 seeds in … Continue reading

Seek Me, And Find Me

Seek Me, And Find Me

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13) As many bird watchers are aware, we spend considerable time searching for a bird that we know is near. That can be so frustrating at times. Other times you see a glimpse of the bird, … Continue reading

Green-tailed Sunbird – Wordless Bird

Green-tailed Sunbird – Wordless Bird

The green-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis) or Nepal yellow-backed sunbird is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is found in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, stretching eastwards into parts of Southeast Asia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. In southeast Szechwan and Yunnan, it lives in open mountain woods with moss-covered trees, from 1825 to 3350 meters elevation. … Continue reading

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush and the Lesser

Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush and the Lesser

“So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. …” (Genesis 2:20a NKJV) While posting Emma Foster’s latest tale about birds, the Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush (Garrulax pectoralis) was used. I picked this bird because of the “necklaced” part of its name. Where actually do … Continue reading

The Locket in the Woods by Emma Foster

The Locket in the Woods by Emma Foster

The Locket in the Woods By Emma Foster Nora lived in the middle of a sunny wood beside a river that flowed under a small bridge. She spent most of her time building her nest, searching for food, and watching people walk across the bridge. Because Nora lived on a forest preserve, she didn’t have … Continue reading