Albatrosses and Chickens:  Odd Examples of Avian Self-Defense

Albatrosses and Chickens:  Odd Examples of Avian Self-Defense

Dr. James J. S. Johnson O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Matthew 23:37 The Lord Jesus Christ once compared Himself, as a … Continue reading

A J Mithra’s Posts

A J Mithra’s Posts

Again, I’m still fixing the behind-the-scenes problems, and the delights of looking back over what has been posted. I always enjoyed a j mithra’s articles. [he never wanted his name capitalized] He is now with the Lord, but what a legacy he left behind. Thankfully, we were able to enjoy many of them here. His … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration Menu Update

Sunday Inspiration Menu Update

Opps! I forgot to add the latest Sunday Inspiration’s to the menu in the last post about that menu. [Now Updated] Here is the rest of the Menu: New World Quail ~ “Man of Sorrows” – Faith Baptist Choir Pheasants and Allies I ~ “While the Ages Roll” ~ Men’s Quartet – Faith Baptist Pheasants and … Continue reading

Crows and Other Corvids are Really Smart Birds!

Crows and Other Corvids are Really Smart Birds!

Crows and Other Corvids are Really Smart Birds! Dr. James J. S. Johnson “Every raven after his kind”   (Leviticus 11:15) Who provides for the raven his food? When his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of food.   (Job 38:41) Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; they neither have storehouse … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration Menu

Sunday Inspiration Menu

As you know, there is a menu along the left side which has links to many of the articles categorized to help you find interesting topics. One of those menus is Sunday Inspiration. We enjoyed producing these over the years and trust they were informative and a blessing. I just finished updating this page and … Continue reading

Time To Rest

Time To Rest

We believe it is time to rest from our labors at Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus. This blog has attempted over the years to present the Lord’s Avian Wonders from many different perspectives. It has been a delight to present these fantastic birds in such different views, thanks to some very talented photographers. Also, to have … Continue reading

Ian’s Irregular Bird – The Tattlers

Ian’s Irregular Bird – The Tattlers

The next two birds in the IOC list of Tringas are the two Tattlers, the Wandering and the Grey-tailed, so called one assumes because they are fairly vocal. I did a comparison between the two species in Irregular Bird #195 in January 2007 (or Bird of the Week as it was called then). Here it is: This … Continue reading

50 Stunning Hummingbird Pictures – B & B

50 Stunning Hummingbird Pictures – B & B

“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 … Continue reading

Ian’s Irregular Bird – Solitary Sandpiper

Ian’s Irregular Bird – Solitary Sandpiper

You may remember from the last Irregular Bird (Green Sandpiper) that the plan is to work through all the waders in the genus Tringa, the Shanks and relatives, in the order used by the IOC, below.  This is the next one the Solitary Sandpiper. It’s fairly similar to the Green Sandpiper and they were originally treated … Continue reading

Ian’s Irregular Bird – Green Sandpiper

Ian’s Irregular Bird – Green Sandpiper

The last irregular bird, Nordmann’s Greenshank, could have had a sub-heading of The Joys of Twitching. In it, I confessed to being a Twitcher at heart, discarding the respectable facade of “Wildlife Photographer”. Here follows the justifications, or at least illustrations of why it can be enjoyable. The background to this particular obsession/passion was the fact … Continue reading

Ian’s Irregular Bird – Nordmann’s Greenshank

Ian’s Irregular Bird – Nordmann’s Greenshank

Because it’s so long since the last irregular bird, here is a special one of a very rare wader that has become something of a celebrity, perhaps the most photographed individual bird in Australian history. So you may already have superb photos of it, and I apologize in advance if you find this boring. Nordmann’s … Continue reading

Black-headed Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls:  Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 4

Black-headed Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls: Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 4

Black-headed Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls: Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 4 Dr. James J. S. Johnson For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.  (Habakkuk 2:14) The islands of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides are a familiar territory for various seagulls, including two … Continue reading