Ian’s Bird of the Week – Green Rosella

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Green Rosella ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 2/26/13 The two recent Tasmanian birds of the week seem to have been popular so here is another one, the Green Rosella. I spent an enjoyable week in a rented campervan in Tasmanian in December 2011 on the way back from … Continue reading

Bible Birds – Thrush Introduction

Bible Birds – Thrush Introduction

Bible Birds – Thrush Introduction Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD. (Jeremiah 8:7 NASB) The Thrush only appears once in the Bible. Not all versions of … Continue reading

Version 3.3 Finished – Taxonomy or Genealogy?

As I mentioned in Here We Go Again – IOC Version 3.3, I skipped doing the Fringillidae – Finches Family because of the many taxonomy changes. Well, all the others were finished and decided to dig in to those Finches. After deciding to make the changes directly on the page by cutting, moving, and re-pasting in its new position, the … Continue reading

Vol. 2, No. 4 – The Warbling Vireo

Vol. 2, No. 4 – The Warbling Vireo

THE WARBLING VIREO. HE Vireos are a family of singers and are more often heard than seen, but the Warbler has a much more musical voice, and of greater compass than any other member of the family. The song ripples like a brook, floating down from the leafiest tree-tops. It is not much to look … Continue reading

Here We Go Again – IOC Version 3.3

Well, here we go again updating the Birds of the World pages. I knew when I finally got version 3.2 finished that they would be releasing the newest updates. So, while I have been sticking close to home for several weeks while fighting a virus, the updates have been worked on. Most were routine, but … Continue reading

One is Enough ~ by Dottie Malcolm

One is Enough ~ by Dottie Malcolm

“One is Enough” ~ by Dorothy “Dottie” Belle Malcolm Having just returned home from a house cleaning job, my mind wasn’t about birds, but the greeting I would get from my dog Ruby. She was her usual happy, jumpy, self – anticipating a doggy treat for being left home alone. I was not happy to find … Continue reading

Vol. 2, No. 4 – The Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

Vol. 2, No. 4 – The Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker

THE YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER. When the veins of the birch overflow in the spring, Then I sharpen my bill and make the woods ring, Till forth gushes—rewarding my tap, tap, tap! The food of us Suckers—the rich, juicy sap. —C. C. M. ANY wild birds run up and down trees, and it seems to make little … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Tasmanian Native-hen

Ian’s Bird of the Week – Tasmanian Native-hen ~ by Ian Montgomery Newsletter ~ 2-14-13 The last edition featured the Tasmanian endemic, the Yellow Wattlebird. A former colleague of mine, Gary, who comes from Tasmania, sent me the following recipe from this priceless book by Tasmanian author Marjorie Bligh, and I thought it might interest … Continue reading

Vol. 2, No. 4 – Shore Lark

From col. F. M. Woodruff. Copyrighted by Nature Study Pub. Co., 1897, Chicago. THE LARK. Up with me! up with me into the clouds! For thy song, Lark, is strong; Up with me! Up with me into the clouds! Singing, singing, With clouds and sky about thee ringing. Lift me, guide me till I find That … Continue reading

Birdwatching at the Jacksonville Zoo by Dan’s Pix

As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that … Continue reading

Video of 39 Species of Bird-of-paridise by Lab of Ornithology

Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number. (Job 9:10 KJV) Here is a  video of 39 species of Bird-of-Paridise by Lab of Ornithology. They just released it and thought you might enjoy seeing them. There are more YouTubes of them also at Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Bird-of-Paradise belong to the Paradisaeidae … Continue reading