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

Birds of the Bible – Out of the Ground

Birds of the Bible – Out of the Ground

“Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.” (Genesis 2:19 NKJV) During our devotions this morning, Dan and I were reading … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – How Many Sparrows?

Birds of the Bible – How Many Sparrows?

While working on updating the indexes to the Birds of the Bible-Sparrows, I came across an interesting question. How many Sparrows are mentioned in the Bible? I discovered a previous search I had started from the Bible Gateway website. The Young’s Literal Translation found 6 verses mentioning Sparrows. Psalm 84:3 – “a sparrow” Hosea 11:11- “a sparrow” … Continue reading

Hagerman NWR:  Missing the Northern Shovelers (and Other Winter Migrants)

Hagerman NWR:  Missing the Northern Shovelers (and Other Winter Migrants)

Hagerman NWR:  Missing the Northern Shovelers and Other Winter Migrants Dr. James J. S. Johnson To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Recently I visited Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge (near Sherman, Texas — bordering Lake Texoma), hoping to see a lot of migratory birds, especially … Continue reading

Zebra Finch Duets and Bird Origins – I.C.R.

Zebra Finch Duets and Bird Origins – I.C.R.

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,…” (Song of Solomon 2:12 KJV) What an interesting and informative article about the creation of Zebra Finches and their singing duets. Bryian Thomas, PH.D. from the Institute For Creation Research wrote “Finch Duets Open Surprising Window on Bird Origins” The … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Foundation Reviews in 2022

Birds of the Bible – Foundation Reviews in 2022

Wow! Looking over the previous articles that have been written through the years on our blog, I thought it would be nice to read through some of our many posts. To build a house, you need a foundation. To build a blog, you need a foundation. So, our foundation from the beginning for Lee’s Birdwatching … Continue reading

Long-tailed Duck: Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 3

Long-tailed Duck: Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 3

Dr. James J. S. Johnson Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare [yaggîdû = hiphîl imperfect 3rd person masculine plural of nâgad, “to appear”, “to be clear”] his praise in the islands.    (Isaiah 42:12) Recently, when reviewing a bird-book that presented seabirds of the Hebrides, I noticed a duck’s name that I … Continue reading

Birds of the Bible – Introduced Here In 2008

Birds of the Bible – Introduced Here In 2008

ln honor of the Top 100 Bird Blogs and Websites For Ornithologists and Bird Lovers rating they gave us, [#20] here is a copy of that very first blog on Feb. 16, 2008. Goal: To encourage your understanding and help you form a mental picture of the fowls or birds of the air found in … Continue reading

Scotch Crow:  Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 2

Scotch Crow: Birdwatching in the Scottish Hebrides, Part 2

Dr. James J. S. Johnson Let them give glory unto the LORD, and declare [lit., “cause to be clarified”] His praise in the islands.   (Isaiah 42:12) What could be more Scottish than “Scotch Crow” (Corvus cornix)?  The Scotch Crow is better known, especially on the Eurasian landmass, as the Hooded Crow (a/k/a “Hoodie Crow” … Continue reading

Sunday Inspiration – Christmas Birds Revisited 2021

Sunday Inspiration – Christmas Birds Revisited 2021

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. (Matthew 2:1-2 KJV) … Continue reading