Running The Race

Running The Race

“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.” 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NKJV) Have you ever wondered what kinds of birds can run fast? We read about how fast birds can fly, but what about when they are … Continue reading

Is A Porphyrion On The Do Not Eat List?

Is A Porphyrion On The Do Not Eat List?

Is The Porphyrion On The Do Not Eat List? When the Birds of the Bible articles were written several years ago, I used my e-Sword program to search for the names of different species of birds on the “Do Not Eat List.” Now, the BibleGateway Bibles are also available for me to use. Time to … Continue reading

African Spoonbill Feeding at Zoo Tampa

African Spoonbill Feeding at Zoo Tampa

The Spoonbill family has a unique or uncommon way of feeding. They swing their beak back and forth in the water to find food. The inside of the “spoon” is very sensitive. When they feel a “goodie,” their beak snaps shut. They then swallow their food. I have been trying to capture this action on … Continue reading

Proud As A Peacock?

Proud As A Peacock?

For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3 NKJV) In a recent post, Rabbit Chasing Sandhill Crane, I mentioned … Continue reading

Birds With A Memory To Envy – Creation Moments

Birds With A Memory To Envy – Creation Moments

“Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.” (Job 38:41) The shy bird called Clark’s nutcracker collects food during the growing season and stores it for the cold winter months. In one year, a bird will store between 22,000 and 33,000 seeds in … Continue reading

Wordless Birds – Green-tailed Sunbird

Wordless Birds – Green-tailed Sunbird

The green-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga nipalensis) or Nepal yellow-backed sunbird is a species of bird in the family Nectariniidae. It is found in the northern regions of the Indian subcontinent, stretching eastwards into parts of Southeast Asia. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. In southeast Szechwan and Yunnan, it lives in open mountain woods with moss-covered trees, from 1825 to 3350 meters elevation. … Continue reading

Greater and Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush

Greater and Lesser Necklaced Laughingthrush

“So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. …” (Genesis 2:20a NKJV) While posting Emma Foster’s latest tale about birds, the Greater Necklaced Laughingthrush (Garrulax pectoralis) was used. I picked this bird because of the “necklaced” part of its name. Where actually do … Continue reading

Memorial Day Tribute To My Father

Memorial Day Tribute To My Father

Harry Otto Boles, 1894-1947, Died as a result of injuries in WWI Memorial Day is a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces. The holiday, originally known as Decoration Day, started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead. I was originally thinking about … Continue reading

Bible Bird – Gier Eagle (Egyptian Vulture)

Bible Bird – Gier Eagle (Egyptian Vulture)

“But these are they of which ye shall not eat: … And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,” (Deuteronomy 14:17 KJV) Dictionaries – Easton’s Bible Dictionary – Gier eagle Gier eagleHeb. raham = “parental affection,” Leviticus 11:18 ; Deuteronomy 14:17 ; RSV, “vulture”), a species of vulture living entirely on carrion. “It is about the size of … Continue reading

Sandhill Cranes and Rabbits

Sandhill Cranes and Rabbits

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:” (2 Timothy 4:7 KJV) Dan and I have been re-reading “Things I Have Learned” by Dr. Bob Jones, Sr. One of his messages was about “Rabbit Chasers.” It has to do with a “Possum” dog getting sidetracked by a … Continue reading

Birds and Mother’s Day

Birds and Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day here in America. I wonder if the beautiful, hard-working avian mother’s have a special day. Maybe, it is the day the little one fledge and finally have “Flown The Coop.” Seriously, I would like to wish all of my readers a Happy Mother’s Day with this little tribute. Also, Make Sure … Continue reading