Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/22/21

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/22/21

Birdwatching and Blessings – Sandhill Cranes Today’s main visitors were three Sandhill Cranes. They were also here yesterday: Today, because of the rain we had last night, and the fact that the food plates had been visited yesterday, they were empty of food, but full of water. So, I stepped out and put the hanging … Continue reading

Paintbrush Birds – Mandarin Duck

Paintbrush Birds – Mandarin Duck

Description and Details The Mandarin Duck is definitely one of Our Creator’s Masterpieces, far as I’m concerned. I love my local Wood Ducks, but this duck is absolutely one of my favorites! My first glimpse of the Mandarin Ducks was at the Miami Zoo, now Zoo Miami, years ago. They have such clean lines and … Continue reading

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/17/21

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/17/21

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/17/21 Quiet is the word for our yard lately. Other than the Red-winged Blackbird and Mockingbird arguing over who would get to sit on the feeder pole, it has been rather boring. This morning, only one of the Whistling Ducks showed up to feed. Maybe, the other one is sitting on … Continue reading

Paintbrush Birds – European Bee-eater

Paintbrush Birds – European Bee-eater

Description and Details “The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family, Meropidae. It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.” “This species, like other bee-eaters, is … Continue reading

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/11/21

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/11/21

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/11/21 This morning our Whistling Duck pair came looking for food, as is becoming their routine. Dan was planning to mow the grass today, so the food dishes were empty and stacked on the patio. So, I put one close by and gave them some food. Church Signs: God likes it … Continue reading

BIRDS  DIDN’T  EVOLVE FROM REPTILES

BIRDS DIDN’T EVOLVE FROM REPTILES

NO: BIRDS DID NOT ‘EVOLVE’ FROM REPTILES All flesh is not the same flesh; but there is one kind of flesh of men [ανθρωπων], another flesh of beasts [κτηνων], another of fishes [ιχθυων], and another of birds [τηνων]. (1st Corinthians 15:39) Q:  Are today’s birds genealogical ‘cousins’ to reptiles, due to shared (evolutionary) ancestry? A: … Continue reading

Paintbrush Birds – Gouldian Finch

Paintbrush Birds – Gouldian Finch

Paintbrush Birds – Gouldian Finch The Gouldian finch (Chloebia gouldiae), also known as the Lady Gouldian finch, Gould’s finch or the rainbow finch, is a colorful passerine bird that is native to Australia. Both sexes are brightly colored with black, green, yellow, and red markings. The females tend to be less brightly colored. One major … Continue reading

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/7-10/21

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/7-10/21

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/7-10/21 Since the last post, on 6/6/21, it has been sort of quiet out back. On June 7th, the busiest morning greeted us with the Muscovys and Pekins coming by for breakfast, while a Red-winged Blackbird landed on the hanging feeder. The Tricolored Heron walked along the shore. The best delight was … Continue reading

Paintbrush Birds – Lilac-breasted Roller

Paintbrush Birds – Lilac-breasted Roller

The Lilac-breasted Roller is another beautiful candidate as a Paintbrush Bird. Our Master Creator has provided us with another neatly painted bird. Description and Details “The lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudatus) is an African bird of the roller family, Coraciidae. It prefers open woodland and savanna, and it is for the most part absent from treeless … Continue reading

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/6/21

Birdwatching and Blessings – 6/6/21

Birdingwatching and Blessings – On June 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the birds visiting the yard slowed down. On Thursday the 3rd, a White Ibis, the normal four Pekins, a female Anhinga and a Boat-tailed Grackle wandered around, and a Great Egret flew by. Friday, the 4th was even slower with only the female Anhinga, Muscovy, … Continue reading

Paintbrush Birds – Wood Ducks

Paintbrush Birds – Wood Ducks

I just realized while viewing Ray’s Wood Duck that I have the five colors I need to make another Wordless Bird. Red, Yellow, Black, White and Green. Previous Articles about the Wood Duck: Our Ducky Backyard “D” is for Ducks, Dabblers and Divers: “D” Birds, Part 1 by JJSJ While looking for more Wood Duck … Continue reading

Some Shared Videos From Dr. Johnson

Some Shared Videos From Dr. Johnson

JJSJ, as those of you regular readers know, is Dr. James J.S. Johnson, who has written many posts here. He sent me several links to very interesting tales of birds on video. I forget to post them, so, here are two of the latest videos: The White Fronted Bee Eaters video was produced by the … Continue reading