Tail Feathers of North American Birds

Tail Feathers of North American Birds

I’m thankful for an email from a Boy Scouts of America leader. He suggested placing links to this information about Tail Feathers in the Birdwatching section. [Which are now there, plus on two other pages.] It is part of a badge they are working on. These feathers are interesting and would love to see each … Continue reading

Avian And Attributes – Stone

Avian And Attributes – Stone

“Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?” (Matthew 21:42 KJV) Avian and Attributes – Stone STONE, n. [Gr.] 2. A gem; a precious stone. Inestimable … Continue reading

Bird Barks And Lizard Growls – Creation Moments

Bird Barks And Lizard Growls – Creation Moments

Numbers 22:30 “So the donkey said to Balaam, ‘Am I not your donkey on which you have ridden, ever since I became yours, to this day? Was I ever disposed to do this to you?’ And he said, ‘No.’” Have you ever noticed that we can usually sense whether an animal is hostile or friendly, … Continue reading

Nice Birdwatching Video About Circle B Bar Reserve

Nice Birdwatching Video About Circle B Bar Reserve

This is by one of the photographers that visits Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida. It is only a few miles from our house “as the crow flies.” We have spent many enjoyable trips there. This was from Dennis Hollingsworth. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being … Continue reading

IOC Version 9.2- Indexes Up To Date – Part IV

IOC Version 9.2- Indexes Up To Date – Part IV

Thanks for patience as the Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures blog is being updated to the new I.O.C. Version 9.2. Along with cataract eye surgery this week, brain freeze [Couldn’t get my Excel to build my links. Oh, no! Could it be old age?], and a holiday, I think most of it is finished. “But now finish … Continue reading

American Revolution and the Fourth Of July

American Revolution and the Fourth Of July

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain in 1776 actually occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain’s rule. After … Continue reading

IOC Version 9.2- Name Changes – Part III

IOC Version 9.2- Name Changes – Part III

IOC Version 9.2 (June 22, 2019) Name Changes The nice thing about these name changes is that the Scientific Name normally stays with the bird. Many countries refer to birds by various names, but the scientific name helps everyone know which avian wonder is being referred to. PREVIOUS IOC LISTS – SCIENTIFIC NAME – New … Continue reading

World Birds I.O.C. Version 9.2 Part II

World Birds I.O.C. Version 9.2 Part II

The post yesterday, I.O.C. 9.2 Update A Few Days Ago, was to inform you off the latest update. New birds aren’t usually discovered as much as the DNA studies they are providing better insight into how the birds are related. So, they like to shuffle things around, like the 5 new Families. The new species … Continue reading

I.O.C. 9.2 Update A Few Days Ago

I.O.C. 9.2 Update A Few Days Ago

“So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds … Continue reading

Avian And Attributes – Stitch

Avian And Attributes – Stitch

“A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;” (Ecclesiastes 3:7 NKJV) Avian and Attributes – Stitch STITCH, v.t. [G. This is another form of stick.] 1. To sew in a particular manner; to sew slightly or loosely; as, to stitch a collar or wristband; … Continue reading

Do Not Eat The Gripe Or The Aliet!

Do Not Eat The Gripe Or The Aliet!

Here are two more birds that are listed on the “Do Not Eat” list. A Gripe and an Aliet. Leviticus 11:13 These things be of (the) fowls which ye shall not eat, and shall be eschewed of you (and shall be shunned by you); an eagle, and a gripe, [and] an aliet, Deuteronomy 14:12 (but) eat ye … Continue reading

Of Cormorants and Anhingas

Of Cormorants and Anhingas

Of Cormorants and Anhingas Dr. James J. S. Johnson Double-crested Cormorant (L) & Anhinga (R)  / both Wikipedia images­ ­But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it . . . . (Isaiah 34:11a) Cormorants and bitterns (the latter being a type of heron) are … Continue reading