Today’s Visitor To The Feeder – House Finch

Today’s Visitor To The Feeder – House Finch

Well, as we all stay home and keep our distances, what is there to do? Like many of you, it seems that the chores around the house seem to take up more time. Cooking, especially seems more time consuming. An occasional meal out, saves time, but, that isn’t happening. At least around here. We have … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Whatever – Bare-faced Curassow

Ian’s Bird of the Whatever – Bare-faced Curassow

The Irregular Bird, formerly Bird of the Moment, formerly Bird of the Week, #600: Bare-faced Curassow [This is how Ian titled his email. He is celebrating his 600 article. That is quite a milestone. Congratulations, Ian, Keep them coming. They are always so interesting.] Bird number 600 after 18 years is a bit of a … Continue reading

Ian Montgomery Offers Free eBooks During Pandemic

Ian Montgomery Offers Free eBooks During Pandemic

Just received an email from Ian Montgomery, Ian’s Bird of the Week, who is offering free downloads of his three eBooks. This is only being offered for a short time. Here is his email: Given the strange times we live in now, I’m thinking of all the other people isolated at home and looking for … Continue reading

Could it be that God is in Control???

Could it be that God is in Control???

Zechariah 1:11 (The Message) They reported their findings to the Angel of God in the birch grove: “We have looked over the whole earth and all is well. Everything’s under control.” Spring Progressing Despite Coronavirus Concerns While Homo sapiens are self-isolating in coronavirus crisis mode, the rest of species on this planet seem to be … Continue reading

Bird of the Moment – Red-legged Seriema

Bird of the Moment – Red-legged Seriema

Of the birds that we wanted to see in Brazil, this one, the Red-legged Seriema proved the most difficult. Like the Greater Rhea (#598), this is mainly a bird of dry, grassy habitats such as the Cerrado rather than the flood-prone Pantanal. So we hoped to find it at our last lodge, Piuval Lodge in … Continue reading

Jesus And Birds – His Baptism

Jesus And Birds – His Baptism

“Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he … Continue reading

Jesus And Birds – His Dedication

Jesus And Birds – His Dedication

The first time, listed in the Gospels, when Jesus, in His Humanity, is near a bird, was at His dedication. According to the Jewish law, the first born son was to be dedicated at the temple. This was to take place 40 days after he was born. This was so that Mary, his earthly mother, … Continue reading

Jesus and Birds – Introduction

Jesus and Birds – Introduction

The Birds of the Bible was the original reason this blog came into being. That is what started this journey, to introduce you to the birds that are listed in the Bible. Many, if not most of those birds have been written about various times. We still continue to add to those articles. While looking … Continue reading

Strange Kiwis from Creation Moments

Strange Kiwis from Creation Moments

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:” Colossians 1:16 As a youngster, I remember once hearing that the England cricket team was getting ready … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Moment – Greater Rhea

Ian’s Bird of the Moment – Greater Rhea

Back to South America this time for a flightless Ratite, the Greater Rhea (Birdway: Greater Rhea), a species I was very keen to photograph. Later we’ll consider the other southern continents in the context of the eclectic collection of species that make up the other (mostly) flightless Ratites such as the Ostrich and the Emu. The … Continue reading