“I will sing unto the LORD, because he hath dealt bountifully with me.” (Psalms 13:6 KJV)
“Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.” (Psalms 116:7 KJV)
“GIMEL. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.” (Psalms 119:17 KJV)
Avian and Attributes – Bountiful
BOUN’TIFUL, a. [bounty and full.] Free to give; liberal in bestowing gifts and favors; munificent; generous.
God, the bountiful author of our being.
It is followed by of before the thing given, and to before the person receiving.
BOUN’TIFULLY, adv. Liberally; largely; in a bountiful manner.
The Bounty Shag (Leucocarbo ranfurlyi), also known as the Bounty Island shag, is a species of cormorant of the Phalacrocoracidae family. They are found only on the tiny and remote Subantarctic Bounty Islands, 670 km south east of New Zealand. Its natural habitats are open seas and rocky shores. In 2005 618 individuals were counted (with roughly 410 mature ones) and the population seems to have remained stable since.
Some taxonomic authorities, including the International Ornithologists’ Union, place this species in the genus Leucocarbo. Others place it in the genus Phalacrocorax.
Size; 71 cm. Large, black-and-white cormorant. Black head, hind neck, lower back, rump, uppertail-coverts, all with metallic blue sheen. White underparts. Pink feet. White patches on wings appear as bar when folded. Caruncles absent. Voice: Male makes call during displays only.
This species as Vulnerable because its very small population and breeding range renders it susceptible to stochastic events and human impacts. The Bounty Islands are a nature reserve and are free of introduced predators. The islands are uninhabited and are seldom visited, so human interference is minimal. (Cormorants, shags – Phalacrocoracidae Family)
Birds whose first name starts with “B “
[Definitions from Webster’s Dictionary of American English (1828), unless noted. Bird info from Wikipedia plus.]
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I love singing this song. Thanks for writing it. And the very best to Lee and Dan and their recovery from the hurricane.
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Glad to see your persistence, Lee! Obviously you and Dan have braved a big storm (Hurricane Irma), and God has protected your lives and (to an unusual degree) your earthly possessions. And your birdwatching commitment has not wavered, as this blogsite proves. So that shows that there is no excuse for those of us who fail to go birdwatching when we are “busy” and it is “inconvenient”. Watching sparrows and/or ravens (and/or other birds) should always remind us of God’s caring providence (Luke 12:6-7 & 12:24) for us, especially if we are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ (and thus belong to God’s family forever). Accordingly, I’ve given a little chorus of exhortation, below, which may be sung to the tune of “O MY DARLING CLEMENTINE”.
For tomorrow, buy or borrow
Get yourself a good bird-book;
And don’t just talk; get out and walk —
It’s birding time, so take a look!
Life gets narrow, yet each sparrow
And each raven God has blessed;
Life’s foul and fair, yet with God’s care —
He’s our haven of true rest.
May God continue to providentially bless You and Dan, Baron’s family, and all our friends in the Winter Haven area, as God restores due normalcy to your situations, and even provide the needs of the local sparrows, ravens, and other birds who reside there (or who migrate through).
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Thank you both for your prayers. Things are starting to get back to normal, though the damage will not get repaired for a month yet. Blue tarps are starting to grace our area. :) Not sure what the birds think when they fly over so much blue. :)
Maybe they think they are flying upside down. :)