Blue-naped Mousebird (Urocolius macrourus) at Cincinnati Zoo) by Lee
Thanks for patience as the Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures blog is being updated to the new I.O.C. Version 9.2. Along with cataract eye surgery this week, brain freeze [Couldn’t get my Excel to build my links. Oh, no! Could it be old age?], and a holiday, I think most of it is finished.
“But now finish doing it also, so that just as there was the readiness to desire it, so there may be also the completion of it by your ability. For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.” (2 Corinthians 8:11-12 NASB)
I am still updating these new Family pages. They added six new families, but one of them was the old Incertae Sedis Family (now Hyliidae-Hylias). It was a holding place for birds they didn’t know where to place. With all the DNA testing going on, they keep finding surprises. In the future, they will most like shuffle some more families and species around.
Today’s Woodstock and Snoopy agrees with the latest I.O.C. 9.1 Update. Snoopy is not sure what kind of bird he is and this update has been shuffling birds from one Genus to another, making new birds from subspecies, etc.
I am still working on updating my site, but have most of it completed. All the main indexes, and the bird names alphabetical [first, last] lists are completed. Today I hope to finish up the bird names [last, first] pages. That should finish most of it. Eventually, photos will need to be renamed, but, that is not my main priority.
It takes a good three to four days of work to do these pages. That explains why there hasn’t been a new post up. I’m on it. Stay tuned! My favorite verse for these updates is from the NASB this time.
“But beyond this, my son, be warned: the writing of many books is endless, and excessive devotion to books is wearying to the body.” (Ecclesiastes 12:12 NASB)
(Black and White) Sumatran Laughingthrush (Garrulax bicolor) by Lee
The blog has been updated. All the new birds have been added, the indexes and pages are up to date. [I trust] Working behind the scenes on these blogs can be interesting at time. If the efforts put forth can assist you in finding a certain bird, then the task will have been worth it.
The Longuemare’s Sunangel was a subspecies of the Amethyst-throated Sunangel, which has now been raised to full species status. This is just one of the new additions. See The Newest I.O.C. Updates – Version 7.1.
Colossians reminds us in several verses to do our best. That has been a goal of our blog here to provide the most accurate information we can obtain. The Lord Created these marvelous flying wonders for us to observe, read and learn about, and we want to do it the best we can.