Lee’s Six Word Saturday – 9/24/16

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Noah taking the Dove Back on board. the Ark

THEN HE PUT FORTH HIS HAND

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“But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.” (Genesis 8:9 KJV)

Noah taking the Dove Back on board the Ark Encounter by Lee

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Birdwatching On Board the Ark Encounter – The Doves

Noah taking the Dove Back on board. the Ark

Noah taking the Dove Back on board. the Ark

On Monday, September 12, 2016 we visited the Ark Encounter in Kentucky. One of my goals was to find as many birds as I could on the Ark. Dan and I were on vacation for almost two weeks and the highlight of our trip was a visit to the Ark. When you first see the size of the, it is overwhelming. The picture below is almost deceiving. The Ark spans ” 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high.” (From the website)

Dan and I sitting way out front.

Dan and I sitting way out front.

“And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be for food for thee, and for them. Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.” (Genesis 6:19-22 KJV)

The first bird I observed was a carved bird in a workshop on board the Ark. It appears to be a dove, maybe.

Bird being carved in Workshop

Bird being carved in Workshop

The Workshop with the Dove

The Workshop with the Dove

Then we saw a dove resting before its next venture out of the Ark.

Dove resting on board the Ark

Dove resting on board the Ark

“And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.” (Genesis 8:11-12 KJV)

The next dove we saw was on a mural depicting various events in Genesis.

Mural Showing the Dove on the Ark

Mural Showing the Dove on the Ark

Mural on the Ark

Mural on the Ark

Stay tuned as the other birds are revealed. We know from Scripture that there were seven pairs of every “kind” of birds/fowls on board the ark. I have more to show you.

“And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 7:1-3 KJV)

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The Ark Encounter

Just some of the latest articles here about the Ark:

Birds of the Bible – Foundation – The Ark

Birds of the Bible – Loading the Ark

Birds of the Bible – Leaving the Ark

Avian Kinds on the Ark – Introduction

Avian Kinds on the Ark – What Is A Kind?

Avian Kinds on the Ark – Birds Embarking

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Lee’s Five Word Friday – 9/23/16

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Little Grassbird (Megalurus gramineus) Adult Feeding Juvenile ©WikiC

THAT YE MIGHT BE FILLED

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“And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:19 KJV)

Little Grassbird (Megalurus gramineus) Adult Feeding Juvenile©WikiC

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HORNBILLS THAT UNDERSTAND MONKEY – Re-post

Yellow-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna elata) ©Wiki

Yellow-casqued Hornbill (Ceratogymna elata) ©Wiki

Hornbills That Understand Monkey by Creation Moments

“Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus…” (Colossians 1:28)

Interesting Things from Smiley CentralWith the exception of basic messages such as aggression, communication between two entirely different species has seldom been observed among animals in the wild. We know that many animals among the same species give each other specific warnings about an impending danger. However, scientists have never noted one species recognizing the specific warning given by a second species.

Diana monkeys on the Ivory Coast of Africa face two primary threats: leopards and crowned eagles. When one of these threats appears, the spotter gives a very specific bark-like call depending on the type of threat. Of course, the monkeys need to respond differently to each threat, whether it comes from the leopard below or the eagle above. So it helps them to know what they are facing. On the other hand, a bird named the yellow hornbill is threatened only by the crowned eagles. Researchers noted that these birds ignored the monkeys’ warning about the leopards. But when the monkeys signaled danger from the eagle, the yellow hornbill took defensive measures. Researchers confirmed their observations using tape-recorded monkey calls. The researchers were amazed that these birds understood the monkey warnings in an intelligent manner.

Diana Monkey at the Henry Doorly Zoo ©WikiC

Diana Monkey at the Henry Doorly Zoo ©WikiC

Such intelligence comes from the Creator, Who has given the gift of such intelligence to His creatures in a way that provides for their survival. This shows His loving care for His creation.

Prayer:
Father, thank You for Your love, especially for Your forgiving love to me in Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Notes:
Science News, 3/20: 2004, p. 188, “Hornbills know which monkey calls to heed.” Photo: Diana Monkey at the Henry Doorly Zoo ©WikiC. (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
Creation Moments ©AD2016 (Used with permission)

Hornbills That Understand Monkey by Creation Moments

 

 

Lee’s Four Word Thursday – 9/22/16

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Kilcowera Station, via Thargomindah, Queensland, Australia.

SIX ON A ROW

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“And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD.” (Leviticus 24:6 KJV)

Kilcowera Station- Six Emus on a Row ©SciAmerica

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Fossil Inventory: Surprises For Some – Re-post

FOSSIL INVENTORY: SURPRISES FOR SOME by Creation Moments

“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.” (Genesis 1:24)

Interesting Things from Smiley CentralEveryone will remember those school textbook diagrams showing the ever-upward progression of living organisms, including man. We recall the horse series, found in textbooks and the museum displays showing the evolution of the horse – the first stage as a small mammal and, after several transitions, the modern horse. The claim that fossils in the rock layers show a progression from simple life in the lowest layers to the most complex life at the top accompanies these diagrams.

Horse series diagram promoting evolution from I.C.R.

Horse series diagram promoting evolution from I.C.R.

Recently, the journal Science, reported that paleobiologists who study these fossils reevaluated all the fossil-bearing rocks that have been found in the last 180 years. What was their reaction to the meaning of the fossil record after their new inventory? “We may have been misled for twenty years,” said one scientist. Another commented, “For the first time, a large group of people is saying paleobiology has been making a mistake.” Why are they reacting this way? They have had to conclude, on the basis of the fossil evidence, that there never was an ever-upward progression of complexity of life forms as they had expected. The species that are represented in the fossil record show no evidence of the classic evolutionary development traditionally found in school textbooks.

In short, the fossil record supports the biblical claim that all the kinds of animals appeared about the same time.

Prayer:
I thank You, Lord, for the great diversity and beauty You have created in the living world. Amen.

Notes:
Creation, 9-11: 2001, p. 7, “Fossil re-count limits diversity.” Visual: Horse series diagram promoting evolution. Courtesy of the Institute for Creation Research. (Permission Creation Moments ©2016


Lee’s Addition:
It is good to see that some of the evolution scientist, paleobiologists) are opening their eyes to the true evidence.

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Lee’s Two Word Tuesday – 9/20/16

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The Door of the Ark at Ark Encounter by Lee

THE DOOR

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“A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.” (Genesis 6:16 KJV)

The Door of the Ark at Ark Encounter by Lee

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Lee’s One Word Monday – 9/19/16

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Mockingbird at Gatorland 9-17-16 by Lee

FRUIT

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“And the land shall yield her fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein in safety.” (Leviticus 25:19 KJV)

Mockingbird at Gatorland 9-17-16 by Lee

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Sunday Inspiration – Passeriformes Review II

Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus) by Nikhil Devasar

Bay-backed Shrike (Lanius vittatus) by Nikhil Devasar

Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold. (Job 36:24)

This is the second part of our review of the Passeriformes – Songbird families, which were all presented weekly. The slide show will show one or two photos from each family. These are in taxonomic order. Part I of the Review covered the New Zealand Wrens to Mottled Berry Hunters. This week we will review the Ioras to the Babblers.

Also, the links to these families will be listed and the article associated with them. There will be one more review (III). There are 131 families. All total, there are over 6,000 birds in these families and thankfully, most of them we were able to show. Some photos are protected by copyright and it was not possible to find a photo. Yet, there were more show than we would ever be able to see individually, in person.

Aegithinidae – Ioras
Campephagidae – Cuckooshrikes
Mohouidae – Whiteheads
Neosittidae – Sittellas
Eulacestomidae – Ploughbill
Oreoicidae – Australo-Papuan Bellbirds
Pachycephalidae – Whistlers and allies
Laniidae – Shrikes
Vireonidae – Vireos, Greenlets
Oriolidae – Figbirds, Orioles
Dicruridae – Drongos
Rhipiduridae – Fantails
Monarchidae – Monarchs
Corvidae – Crows, Jays
Corcoracidae – Australian Mudnesters
Melampittidae – Melampittas
Ifritidae – Ifrita
Paradisaeidae – Birds-of-paradise
Petroicidae – Australasian Robins
Picathartidae – Rockfowl
Chaetopidae – Rockjumpers
Eupetidae – Rail-babbler
Bombycillidae – Waxwings
Ptiliogonatidae – Silky-flycatchers
Hypocoliidae – Hypocolius
Dulidae – Palmchat
Mohoidae – Oos
Hylocitreidae – Hylocitrea
Stenostiridae – Fairy Flycatchers
Paridae – Tits, Chickadees
Remizidae – Penduline Tits
Nicatoridae – Nicators
Panuridae – Bearded Reedling
Alaudidae – Larks
Pycnonotidae – Bulbuls
Hirundinidae – Swallows, Martins
Pnoepygidae – Wren-babblers
Macrosphenidae – Crombecs, African Warblers
Cettiidae – Cettia Bush Warblers and allies
Scotocercidae – Streaked Scrub Warbler
Erythrocercidae – Yellow Flycatchers
Incertae-Sedis1 – Family Uncertain-Warbler, Hylia
Aegithalidae – Bushtits
Phylloscopidae – Leaf Warblers and allies
Acrocephalidae – Reed Warblers and allies
Locustellidae – Grassbirds and allies
Donacobiidae – Black-capped Donacobius
Bernieridae – Malagasy Warblers
Cisticolidae – Cisticolas and allies
Timaliidae – Babblers
Pellorneidae – Fulvettas, Ground Babblers

Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus montanus) ©WikiC

Chestnut-backed Scimitar Babbler (Pomatorhinus montanus) ©WikiC

Here are the Sunday Inspiration articles that were written about these families.

Cuckooshrikes ~ “There’s Something About That Name” ©The Hyssongs

Whistlers and Avian Friends ~ “”The Love of God” ~ Dr. Richard Gregory

Shrikes and Vireos ~ “El Shaddai” – by Nell Reese

Figbirds, Orioles and Drongos ~ “He Touched Me” -~ ©The Hyssongs

Fantails ~ “So Send I You” – Men’s Quartet – Faith Baptist

Monarchs ~ “He’s Looking on You” ~ by Dr. Richard Gregory

Crows and Jays ~ “Peace Medley” ~ by Faith Baptist Choir

Independence Day ~ “Military Medley” ~ Faith Baptist Orchestra

From Mud to Beauty ~ “I Heard The Voice of Jesus” ~ By Sean Fielder

Australian Robin and Friends ~ “Hiding in the Shadow of the Rock” ~ © Dr. Richard Gregory

Deep Love of Jesus ~ “Oh The Deep, Deep, Love of Jesus” ~ Megan Fee and Jill Foster

Tits, Chickadees and Penduline Tits ~ “Just a Little Talk With Jesus Makes It Right” ~ Vegter Quartet (together for Vi’s 90th Birthday)

Larks ~ “His Eye Is On The Sparrow ” – by Kathy Lisby, Faith Baptist Church

Bulbuls ~ “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” ~ played by Megan Fee and Jill Foster

Swallows and Martins ~ “If I Don’t Have Love” ~ by Jessie Padgett – Special at Faith Baptist

Wren-babblers – Crombecs and Bush Warblers – “Bow The Knee” ~ Sheila Vegter and Jacob (her son who is playing the piano and singing)

Little Beauties From The Lord ~ “Beautiful Saviour (Fairest Lord Jesus)”) ~ by Kid’s Choir at Faith Baptist

Reed Warblers ~ “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross” ~ by Miss Anna Pletcher (12 years old) on piano

Grassbirds and Allies ~ “The Church’s One Foundation” – Megan Fee, Cody Hancock & Dakota Hancock ~ at Faith Baptist

Worthy The Lamb ~ “Worthy The Lamb” ~ Choir at Faith Baptist Church

Cisticolas and Singing ~ “How Can I Keep From Singing?” ~  by the Trio + 1 (Pastor Jerry, Reagan Osborne, Caleb & Jessie Padgett) Faith Baptist

Fulvettas, Ground Babblers ~ “Everything’s Fine” ~ ©Hyssongs

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I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. (Psa 77:11)

“Were You There, When They Crucified My Lord” – Communion Music – Organ & Piano

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Sunday Inspiration – Passeriformes Review I

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Lee’s Seven Word Sunday – 9/18/16

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Ibises and Wood Storkin the shade

OUT OF DARKNESS INTO

HIS MARVELLOUS LIGHT

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“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” (1 Peter 2:9 KJV)

Ibises and Wood Storks – Some coming out into the sun at Lake Morton by Lee

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Lee’s Six Word Saturday – 9/17/16

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Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis).With Scorpion ©WikiC

WILL HE OFFER HIM A SCORPION?

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Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?” (Luke 11:12 KJV)

Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis).With Scorpion ©WikiC

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