Ian’s Bird of the Moment – Sunbittern

Ian’s Bird of the Moment – Sunbittern by Ian Montgomery I’ve recently returned from a three week trip to South America with Trish, a close, birding friend of mine from Townsville. Our main destination was the Pantanal in western Brazil, a wetland famous for birds and jaguars, where we spent two weeks. On the way … Continue reading

Bible Birds – Bitterns

Bible Birds – Bitterns And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work. (Zeph. 2:14) Bitterns … Continue reading

“B” is for Bluebird and Bittern: “B” Birds, Part 1

“B” is for Bluebird and Bittern: “B” Birds, Part 1 James J. S. Johnson “B” is for Bluebird, Bittern, Bobwhite Quail, and Buteo hawks (which include Old World “buzzards”, a/k/a “buzzard hawks”) – plus Buffleheads, Babblers, Barbets, Becards, Bowerbirds, Bulbuls, Bullfinches, Berrypeckers, Brushturkeys, Birds-of-paradise, Bushshrikes, Bustards, Bushtits, Broadbills, Boobies, Bee-eaters, Buttonquail, Buntings (including Painted Bunting, Indigo … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Black Bittern

Well, thanks to your moral and spiritual support yet again, here is the Black Bittern. This bogey bird was the North Queensland bird that I’ve spent the most time trying unsuccessfully to photograph since the Red-necked Crake. Ian Worcester (“Sauce”) of Daintree River Wild Watch, knows the wildlife of the Daintree River like the back … Continue reading

Lord’s Avian Wonders – Sunbittern saying, “Where is It?”

At Lowry Park Zoo recently, we observed a Sunbittern rearranging the area. The bird keeper came by and put it all back in. He said, it is a normal occurrence. To me, it reminds me of those of you who will be opening presents for Christmas. Invariably, some piece of a toy or something gets … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Bittern

The herds shall lie down in her midst, Every beast of the nation. Both the pelican and the bittern Shall lodge on the capitals of her pillars; Their voice shall sing in the windows; Desolation shall be at the threshold; For He will lay bare the cedar work. (Zephaniah 2:14 NKJV) I enjoy “trying” to … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – American Bittern

The Bittern is found in the KJV in three verses of Scripture. Some versions translate it differently. But for the sake of this article, here are those verses: I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of … Continue reading

Bible Birds – American Bittern

The Bittern is found in the KJV in three verses of Scripture. Some versions translate it differently. But for the sake of this article, here are those verses: I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of … Continue reading

Bible Birds – Bittern II

I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts. (Isaiah 14:23 KJV) I introduced the Bittern in the first Birds of the Bible – Bittern and now I want to add some more information about … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Bitterns in Zephaniah

And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work. (Zephaniah 2:14 KJV) This verse in … Continue reading

Bible Birds – Bittern I

In North America we have the American Bittern (23” with a 42-50” wingspan) and Least Bittern (11-14” with a 16-18” wingspan). Both dwell in marsh or wetland habitats and are very difficult to find. God has designed them with plumage and behavior (standing very still with the head pointing up) that helps camouflage them. They … Continue reading

Birdwatching Tips – Herons, Egrets, Bitterns

Lev 11:19  And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. Peterson’s Field Guide Videos have great information about how to identify birds in the Heron, Egrets and Bittern Family. This is a very good video. * * See the other video in this series: Peterson Field Guide-Videos * Ardeidae- Herons, Bitterns … Continue reading