Birds of the Bible – How Many Sparrows?

Birds of the Bible – How Many Sparrows?

While working on updating the indexes to the Birds of the Bible-Sparrows, I came across an interesting question. How many Sparrows are mentioned in the Bible? I discovered a previous search I had started from the Bible Gateway website. The Young’s Literal Translation found 6 verses mentioning Sparrows. Psalm 84:3 – “a sparrow” Hosea 11:11- “a sparrow” … Continue reading

Hagerman NWR:  Missing the Northern Shovelers (and Other Winter Migrants)

Hagerman NWR:  Missing the Northern Shovelers (and Other Winter Migrants)

Hagerman NWR:  Missing the Northern Shovelers and Other Winter Migrants Dr. James J. S. Johnson To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Recently I visited Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (near Sherman, Texas — bordering Lake Texoma), hoping to see a lot of migratory birds, especially … Continue reading

Zebra Finch Duets and Bird Origins – I.C.R.

Zebra Finch Duets and Bird Origins – I.C.R.

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,…” (Song of Solomon 2:12 KJV) What an interesting and informative article about the creation of Zebra Finches and their singing duets. Bryian Thomas, PH.D. from the Institute For Creation Research wrote “Finch Duets Open Surprising Window on Bird Origins” The … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Foundation Reviews in 2022

Birds of the Bible – Foundation Reviews in 2022

Wow! Looking over the previous articles that have been written through the years on our blog, I thought it would be nice to read through some of our many posts. To build a house, you need a foundation. To build a blog, you need a foundation. So, our foundation from the beginning for Lee’s Birdwatching … Continue reading

Long-tailed Duck: Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 3

Long-tailed Duck: Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 3

Dr. James J. S. Johnson Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare [yaggîdû = hiphîl imperfect 3rd person masculine plural of nâgad, “to appear”, “to be clear”] his praise in the islands.    (Isaiah 42:12) Recently, when reviewing a bird-book that presented seabirds of the Hebrides, I noticed a duck’s name that I … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Introduced Here In 2008

Birds of the Bible – Introduced Here In 2008

ln honor of the Top 100 Bird Blogs and Websites For Ornithologists and Bird Lovers rating they gave us, [#20] here is a copy of that very first blog on Feb. 16, 2008. Goal: To encourage your understanding and help you form a mental picture of the fowls or birds of the air found in … Continue reading

Scotch Crow:  Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 2

Scotch Crow: Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 2

Dr. James J. S. Johnson Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare [lit., “cause to be clarified”] His praise in the islands.   (Isaiah 42:12) What could be more Scottish than “Scotch Crow” (Corvus cornix)?  The Scotch Crow is better known, especially on the Eurasian landmass, as the Hooded Crow (a/k/a “Hoodie Crow” … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Christmas Birds Revisited 2021

Sunday Inspiration – Christmas Birds Revisited 2021

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. (Matthew 2:1-2 KJV) … Continue reading

White-tailed  Eagle  and  Corncrake:  Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 1

White-tailed Eagle and Corncrake: Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 1

Dr. James J. S. Johnson Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare his praise in the islands.  Isaiah 42:12 Watching coastal birds is a favorite pastime in the Outer Hebrides, according to Outer Hebrides Tourism.  Having visited some of the Inner Hebrides, with marvelous birdwatching opportunities (including puffins!), I am not surprised. The … Continue reading

What An Honor – Top 100 Bird Blogs and Websites

What An Honor – Top 100 Bird Blogs and Websites

Top 100 Bird Blogs and Websites For Ornithologists and Bird Lovers This blog has been selected “by our panelist as one of the Top 100 Bird Blogs on the web.” Wow! What an honor and totally unexpected. I received an email from the Founder of this list, Anuj Agarwal. “I personally give you a high-five and … Continue reading

Reginald’s Rescue by Emma Foster

Reginald’s Rescue by Emma Foster

Reginald, Oliver, and the rest of the turkeys spent all winter down south near the Oliver’s Ocean, which the turkeys had decided to call the lake they had visited. By early spring, however, the weather grew much warmer. The turkeys came together and decided to start for home. After saying goodbye to the turkey friends … Continue reading