Fish Hawk – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

Fish Hawk – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

GRANDFATHER’S STORY. 1. “Come and sit by my knee, Jane, and grandfather will tell you a strange story. 2. “One bright Summer day, I was in a garden in a city, with a friend. “We rested underneath a fig tree. The broad leaves were green and fresh. 3. “We looked up at the ripe, purple … Continue reading

McGuffey’s 6th Grade Reader – The Morning Oratorio

McGuffey’s 6th Grade Reader – The Morning Oratorio

“He sends forth springs in the valleys; They flow between the mountains; They give drink to every beast of the field; The wild donkeys quench their thirst. Beside them the birds of the heavens dwell; They lift up their voices among the branches.” (Psalms 104:10-12 NASB) McGuffey Readers were a series of graded primers for grade levels 1-6. They … Continue reading

What A Bird Taught – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

What A Bird Taught – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

LESSON XI. twit-twee bough (bow) twit-twit top’most lock spray mate close’ly ros’y an’swer (an’ser) WHAT A BIRD TAUGHT. 1. Why do you come to my apple tree, Little bird so gray? Twit-twit, twit-twit, twit-twit-twee! That was all he would say. 2. Why do you lock your rosy feet So closely round the spray? Twit-twit, twit-twit, … Continue reading

Circle B Bar Reserve – A Favorite Birding Place

Circle B Bar Reserve – A Favorite Birding Place

This is by one of the photographers that visits Circle B Bar Reserve in Lakeland, Florida. It is only a few miles from our house “as the crow flies.” We have spent many enjoyable trips there. This was from Dennis Hollingsworth. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being … Continue reading

Happy Fourth Of July!

Happy Fourth Of July!

During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain in 1776 actually occurred on July 2, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain’s rule. After … Continue reading

The Kingbird – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

The Kingbird – McGuffey’s Second Grade Reader

McGuffey Readers were a series of graded primers for grade levels 1-6. They were widely used as textbooks in American schools from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, and are still used today in some private schools and in homeschooling. [Posting these for young readers to enjoy and practice reading while school is out.] … Continue reading

The Eagle – Fourth Grade McGuffey’s Reader

The Eagle – Fourth Grade McGuffey’s Reader

“Does the eagle mount up at your command, And make its nest on high?” (Job 39:27 NKJV) McGuffey Readers were a series of graded primers for grade levels 1-6. They were widely used as textbooks in American schools from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, and are still used today in some private schools and in homeschooling. Here is a story of The … Continue reading

What Is A Gripe or An Aliet? – Do Not Eat List

What Is A Gripe or An Aliet? – Do Not Eat List

Here are two more birds that are listed on the “Do Not Eat” list. A Gripe and an Aliet. Leviticus 11:13 These things be of (the) fowls which ye shall not eat, and shall be eschewed of you (and shall be shunned by you); an eagle, and a gripe, [and] an aliet, Deuteronomy 14:12 (but) eat ye … Continue reading

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