Paintbrush Birds – Painted Bunting

Paintbrush Birds – Painted Bunting

Every since my first encounter with a Painted Bunting, they have been one of top favorites. [notice I have lots of favorites :)] When we lived in south Florida, I turned to look out my window and saw one of the Avian Wonders on my feeder hanging under the awning. Wow!!! I am sure my … Continue reading

Birdwatching and Blessings – Anoles and Geckos

Birdwatching and Blessings – Anoles and Geckos

Birdwatching and Blessings – Anoles and Geckos Most mornings while we are eating and watching out our back door, we not only see the various birds, but, being in Florida, there are always Anoles around. Many call the green anoles Chameleons, but our brown one are just Anoles. I have been trying to get a … Continue reading

Paintbrush Birds – Blue-footed Booby

Paintbrush Birds – Blue-footed Booby

The Blue-footed Booby is not what you might think of as a “Paintbrush Bird,” but I thought that the color of his feet qualifies him. :) Actually, these feet look more like he stepped into a bucket of paint, instead of a Paintbrush being used on them. Yet, we know that their the Creator made … Continue reading

Does Woodstock’s Nest Need A Plumber?

Does Woodstock’s Nest Need A Plumber?

I couldn’t resist this. I got tickled today when we came up behind a truck at a stoplight. Here is what it says: Not sure if Woodstock was in need of Repairs, a new Drain (which most nest shouldn’t have a problem with), some Re-piping, or maybe a Water Heater. “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but … Continue reading

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