My most favorite duck is the Wood Duck. To me, it seems as if someone took a paintbrush and created such a beautiful Avian Wonder. Of course, that Creator was the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Great Creator. So, the Wood Duck is our first Paintbrush Bird to start off another new Series. Paintbrush Birds
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” (John 1:1-3 KJV)
This picture that Dan took at Lake Hollingsworth, in Lakeland, Florida, is real. I was right there beside Dan when we took photos. Of course, his turned out the best, and it is not a painting.
When we watch the birds, I have to just pause in awe at colors and designs of the birds. Everywhere we look, if our eyes are truly open, we can see that these Avian Wonders just didn’t evolve.
“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 multiply on the earth.” (Genesis 1:21-22 NKJV)
The animals, birds, fish, and even humans are under the curse now, but what might the originally created have looked like? Wow! I WOW! now when I see the beauty that is around us even now. I also see the scars from the fall around also.
Back to this series I’m starting. The desire is to showcase some of these birds that look like they were “hand-painted.” Also, after finding similar post, more information will be given about the bird itself. Trust you enjoy these efforts.
Wood Ducks belong to the Anatidae Family Here is a previous video from the Petersen Birding videos here. It is definitely worth watching. It provides quite a lot of information about this beautifully created Wood Duck.
Here are a few close ups of the Wood Duck. You decide about the “Painter!”
I just realized while viewing Ray’s Wood Duck that I have the five colors I need to make another Wordless Bird. Red, Yellow, Black, White and Green.
Previous Articles about the Wood Duck:
While looking for more Wood Duck articles, I found these interesting post along the same ideas as this “new” series, that may not be so “new” :)
- Artistic Work in Birds – Introduction (2019)
- Artistic Birds – Peafowls or Peacocks (2019)
- Artistic Birds – Lady Amherst’s Pheasant (2019)
- Artistic Birds – Galliformes Order – Monal (2019)
- Artistic Birds – Galliformes Order I (2019)
- Artistic Birds – Frigatebirds (2019)
- Start Birdwatching Today: Enjoy The Lord’s Paintbrush – U.S. (2012)
- Start Birdwatching Today: Enjoy The Lord’s Paintbrush – Zoos (2012)
- Color That Man Did Not (Could Not) Create (2015)