BIRDS ARE WONDERFUL . . . A, B, and C !
Dr. James J. S. Johnson
Jesus said: “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink . . . Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, . . . your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:25-26)
For ushering in the new year — the year of our Lord 2020 — below follows the first installment of alphabet-illustrating birds of the world, as part of this new series (“Birds Are Wonderful — and Some Are a Little Weird“*). The letter A is illustrated by Anhinga, Andean Condor, and Arctic Tern. The letter B illustrated by Bald Eagle, Baltimore Oriole, and Bewick’s Wren. The letter C illustrated by Cardinal, Chicken, and Cowbirds.
“A” BIRDS: Anhinga, Andean Condor, and Arctic Tern.
“B” BIRDS: Bald Eagle, Baltimore Oriole, and Bewick’s Wren.
“C” BIRDS: Cardinal, Chicken, and Cowbirds.
Birds are truly wonderful — and some, like cowbirds, are a little bit weird! (Stay tuned for more, D.v.)
* Quoting from “Birds Are Wonderful, and Some Are a Little Weird”, (c) AD2019 James J. S. Johnson [used here by permission].
Great series theme! Back to the basics, A B C’s. If you had asked me to think of C birds, I wouldn’t have thought of the chicken. But you are so correct! What other bird is as beneficial?? Job 12:7-12 The Message“But ask the animals what they think—let them teach you; let the birds tell you what’s going on. Put your ear to the earth—learn the basics.”
Thanks, Dr. Jim for a new series and interesting start of the alphabetical birds. Was watching a “snake bird”, Anhinga, outside my door this morning. He kept playing with a fish he had caught and then it dropped it back in the water. He could almost qualify for weird or “stupid.” :)
If you want to see an enormous amount of “stupid”, in a swamp habitat (just north of the Potomac River, above Virginia), there’s a place called Washington D.C. . . . .
Interesting that you include the Red Junglefowl as it brings back memories of our stay on Norfolk Island where these birds run wild in the hundreds. You get this beautiful bird crowing any hour of the day or night, even beneath your bed under the house and they are loud, considering it is such a quiet peaceful place to stay. :-)
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