Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018

“Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.” (Psalms 65:11-13 KJV) “The fear of the … Continue reading

Meeting the Challenge of a New Year – Repost

Meeting the Challenge of a New Year – Repost

Aussiebirder and his wife, Christian friends we have met through blogging, has just posted a great New Year’s Day Challenge. It is reposted here for you to read and consider. Please enjoy: As the past year fades away, my wife and I set goals for the new year and look at ways to improve our life … Continue reading

Ian’s Bird of the Moment – Eastern Grass Owl

Ian’s Bird of the Moment – Eastern Grass Owl

Seeing as Bird of the Moment has been such a rarity lately, I thought I’d finish the year on a special note. So here’s a species that I always wanted to photograph, but never thought I would: maybe on the ‘if the god(s) is/are kind bucket list’. But before that here is my greetings of … Continue reading

Avian And Attributes – Ear(ed)

Avian And Attributes – Ear(ed)

“LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:” (Psalms 10:17 KJV) “Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.” (Psalms 31:2 KJV) Avian and Attributes – Ear (Eared) E’AR, n. [L. … Continue reading

Christmas Bird from the Christmas Islands

Christmas Bird from the Christmas Islands

“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:11-12 KJV) MERRY CHRISTMAS from Dan and I, and from our writers, who add so … Continue reading

Joys and Challenges of Birdwatching

Joys and Challenges of Birdwatching

“Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” (Psalms 37:4 KJV) While enjoying the birds and critters at Gatorland this week, I had another enjoyable adventure. In fact, at breakfast this morning, I was chuckling as I was again relating my tale to Dan. Most know that Dan … Continue reading

Reginald and Oliver’s Christmas Tree by Emma Foster

Reginald and Oliver’s Christmas Tree by Emma Foster

Reginald and Oliver’s Christmas Tree by Emma Foster Before the heavy snow fell, Reginald and the turkeys settled into their fortress. Reginald knew now that he had to start looking for a Christmas tree. When the snow lightened, Reginald decided he should find a tree. One morning he left in search of the perfect Christmas … Continue reading

Great Egret Preening at Gatorland

Great Egret Preening at Gatorland

I love watching the Great Egret with their long flowing feathers. Today the breeze was blowing gently and was able to catch this beautiful Great Egret on Video. Enjoy! “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He … Continue reading

Grey Parrot at Gatorland – December 2017

Grey Parrot at Gatorland – December 2017

The Grey Parrot today at Gatorland looked quite bright-eyed. This was taken straight from the camera, no editing, and loaded up on my Flickr Site. This is an experiment. Since so many photos disappeared off of WordPress, I am trying to see how placing them on Flickr might be a new option. [One problem: Can’t … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Return of the Hoopoe Video

Birds of the Bible – Return of the Hoopoe Video

Just received a link to a very interesting video about the Hoopoes. It is worth the watch. I have always enjoyed looking at their beauty. The Creator really put a special touch on the Hoopoe. Also, they are one of the Birds of the Bible. “‘And these you shall regard as an abomination among the birds; … Continue reading

Mandarin Duck Pair at Zoo Miami

Mandarin Duck Pair at Zoo Miami

While working on the Life List of All the Birds We Have Seen, I came across this video and decided to share it. We were at the Wings of Asia Aviary at Zoo Miami. “When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is … Continue reading

Avian And Attributes – Elegant

Avian And Attributes – Elegant

Elegant Euphonia “Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate.” (Luke 23:11 NIV) “And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.” (Luke 23:11 KJV) Christ … Continue reading