Dan’s Newest Gatorland Photos

Dan’s Newest Gatorland Photos

I finally encouraged Dan to edit his photos from our latest visit to Gatorland. When I saw them, I knew we had to share them. He has a Zenfolio photo site, that he has sort of ignored lately, but with a little encouragement, he posted his newest photos from our Gatorland trip last month. I … Continue reading

Birds and Flowers Helping Christians

Birds and Flowers Helping Christians

Stephen Nielsen writes a blog called Prayer A to Z or just Stephen Nielsen. This is an excerpt from his How Birds and Flowers Can Help a Christian article. I am sure you will enjoy reading the whole post: Birds Jesus said, “Look at the birds of the air [Look at and think about them].” They … Continue reading

A Time for Joy: Remembering Wigeons and Celebrating Resurrection Day

A Time for Joy: Remembering Wigeons and Celebrating Resurrection Day

Dr. James J. S. Johnson As we reflect on this year’s celebration of Resurrection Day (i.e., Easter), Luke 10:20 reminds us of the best reason for rejoicing. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. And the unending joy that is … Continue reading

Baby Egrets at Gatorland

Baby Egrets at Gatorland

On our latest trip to Gatorland, March 23rd, one of my goals was to see if any of the baby Great Egrets had hatched. Great Egret Nest – Gatorland. As I expected, there were still some babies there, but it appears by the age of some of them, that many had already fledged. Yet, there … Continue reading

Minnesota Bird Songs

Minnesota Bird Songs

Dr. Jim (JJSJ) sent me this link and I think you will also enjoy it. If you look down through there, you will see a Catbird. Now, you will be able to hear him along with all the other Minnesota bird songs. Enjoy!! [Thanks, Dr. Jim] https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mcvmagazine/bird_songs_interactive/index.html “…When one rises up at the sound of … Continue reading

Great Blue Herons – Gatorland

Great Blue Herons – Gatorland

We walked Gatorland in the opposite direction that we normally take. This Blue Heron had just landed and was walking on the rail. Even though we see Great Blue Heron often, it is always great to watch that stately pose they present. As we have mentioned before, the Heron is mentioned in Leviticus and Deuteronomy … Continue reading

Turf War Whistlers

Turf War Whistlers

Our Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have continued to stay with us since showing up March 1st. I originally thought that they flew off that evening to migrate north. Since then, I admit I made a false assumption. The Florida flocks of Whistlers do not basically migrate. What they do in the evening, is take flight to … Continue reading

Hair Like Eagles’ Feathers Revisited

Hair Like Eagles’ Feathers Revisited

“Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.” (Daniel 4:33 NASB) In the Birds of the Bible, we’ve written … Continue reading

Whistling Ducks Encountering A Turtle

Whistling Ducks Encountering A Turtle

Our welcoming Whistling Duck provided some entertainment when they encountered our local Turtle. He was trying to mind his own business, but the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks where quite curious. Here is a video, I attempted to patch together. Still trying to learn the procedure. “Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth the living creature … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Birds “Singing”?

Birds of the Bible – Birds “Singing”?

In my recent article, I mentioned seeing two Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks in our yard. Whistling Duck Visitors. Scripture tells about birds singing. I am not sure if singing and whistling are the same, but for the sake of this post, they are. :) “The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, … Continue reading

Great Egret Nest – Gatorland

Great Egret Nest – Gatorland

Just wanted to share a nest that we observed at Gatorland this week.  The Great Egret was standing and I was able to get a photo of the three eggs. Then I turned the video on while she inspected the nest and then settled down on the eggs. After I had moseyed on down the … Continue reading