Where Am I Found? – Abdim’s Stork

Abdim’s Stork (Ciconia abdimii) Jax Zoo

“And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven;” (Ecclesiastes 1:13a NKJV)

In the article – Where Am I Found – Tawny Frogmouth, you were to find out about the Tawny Frogmouth. Did you find out that they live in ?????. If not, go to that post and find out about this amazing Avian Wonder from the Creator.

The next amazing Avian Wonder from the Creator was the Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus). I found these at the zoo. Did you answer those questions?

At the Jacksonville Zoo, October 8th, we watched a rain soaked Abdim’s Stork (Ciconia abdimii), also known as a White-bellied Stork. He, along with his zoo friends, had endured a rainstorm before we arrived. He was also rained on, along with us, later. Not one of my favorite zoo visits, but we always enjoy seeing God’s Avian Creations, whether they are wet or dry.

Abdim’s Stork (Ciconia abdimii) Jax Zoo 10-8-2018

If you wanted to watch an Abdim’s Stork, where would you go? Yes, you can find them at the Jacksonville Zoo in Melbourne, Florida. But those storks are captive.

Where are Wrinkled Hornbills found in the wild? Clue: you would need to travel to an area that gets lots of rain.

Abdim’s Stork (Ciconia abdimii) Jax Zoo

“The Abdim’s stork (Ciconia abdimii), also known as white-bellied stork, is a black stork with grey legs, ??? knees and feet, grey bill and white underparts. It has red facial skin in front of the eye and blue skin near the bill in breeding season. It is the smallest species of stork, at 73 cm (29 in) and a weight of just over 1 kg (2.2 lbs). The female lays two to three eggs and is slightly smaller than the male.

The Abdim’s stork is found in open habitats throughout ????. Its diet consists mainly of ???, ??? and other large insects, although the birds will also eat small ???????. The Abdim’s stork has escaped or been deliberately released in to Florida, USA, but there is no evidence that the population is breeding and may only persist due to continuing releases or escapes.” Abdin’s Stork – Wikipedia

So where is ?????? Your challenge is to find out by searching.

“With all my wisdom I tried to understand everything that happens here on earth. And God has made this so hard for us humans to do.” (Ecclesiastes 1:13 CEV)

I still think this verse is telling us that, God the Creator, just wants us to make an effort. Yes, it takes a little effort, but when you find the answers, your understanding has just been increased.

Also can you answer these questions?

  1. Where am I from?
  2. What color are there knees?
  3. What size am I in comparison to other storks?
  4. What are the Fun Facts in the Sea World Article?
  5. What are the nesting habits of this stork? Abdin’s or White-bellied Stork – Beauty of Birds

Search these articles:

Abdin’s Stork at Jacksonville Zoo

Abdin’s Stork – Sea World Article

Abdin’s or White-bellied Stork – Beauty of Birds

Arkive – Hornbill

Abdin’s Stork – Wikipedia

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ABC’s of the Gospel

Where Am I Found? – Crested Caracara

Crested Caracara – Brevard Zoo 9-22-2018 by Lee

“And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven;” (Ecclesiastes 1:13a NKJV)

In the article – Where Am I Found – Tawny Frogmouth, you were to find out about the Tawny Frogmouth. Did you find out that they live in ?????. The next article, Where Am I Found – Wrinkled Hornbill, did you also answer those questions?

Where are Caracaras found in the wild? Clue: I wouldn’t have to travel very far at all.

Crested Caracara Brevard Zoo 9-22-2018 by Lee

This Crested Caracara has an injured wing and stays at the Brevard Zoo, yet on the way to the zoo, we find them along the way sitting on power lines. Florida is one of the two states in the United States that has Caracaras in the wild. What is the other state? What other places do Crested Caracaras live?

Your challenge is to find out by searching.

“With all my wisdom I tried to understand everything that happens here on earth. And God has made this so hard for us humans to do.” (Ecclesiastes 1:13 CEV)

I think this verse is telling us that, God the Creator, just wants us to make an effort. Yes, it takes a little effort, but when you find the answers, your understanding has just been increased.

Here is a video from the Brevard Zoo:

Also can you answer these questions?

  1. Where am I from? Hint: Click here
  2. Am I active in the daytime or the nighttime?
  3. Are they birds of prey?
  4. What size am I?
  5. Where are their nest found?
  6. Who feeds the baby birds?

Search these articles:

Caracara – Brevard Zoo

Crested CaracaraAll About Birds

Crested Caracara – Audubon [They add one more state]

Crested Caracara – HBW Alive

Caracara – Wikipedia

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The Salvation Story

 

Where Am I Found? – Wrinkled Hornbill

Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus) by Lee at Brevard Zoo

Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus) by Lee at Brevard Zoo

“And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven;” (Ecclesiastes 1:13a NKJV)

In the article – Where Am I Found – Tawny Frogmouth, you were to find out about the Tawny Frogmouth. Did you find out that they live in ?????. If not, go to that post and find out about this amazing Avian Wonder from the Creator.

Today’s amazing Avian Wonder from the Creator is the Wrinkled Hornbill (Aceros corrugatus). I found these at the zoo.

If you wanted to watch a Wrinkled Hornbill, where would you go? Yes, you can find them at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida. But those Hornbills are captive.

Wrinkled Hornbill Female – Brevard Zoo by Lee

Where are Wrinkled Hornbills found in the wild? Clue: you would need to travel to an area that gets lots of rain.

“The male Sunda Wrinkled hornbill [another name for this bird] has a deep yellow bill with a ??? base, and a wrinkled ??? or ???? casque. The male’s eyes are surrounded by a rim of light ???? skin, while the sides of the head, upper breast and tail are ????, and the neck is bright ????.” What are those colors? [From Arkive – Hornbill]

So where is ?????? Your challenge is to find out by searching.

“With all my wisdom I tried to understand everything that happens here on earth. And God has made this so hard for us humans to do.” (Ecclesiastes 1:13 CEV)

I think this verse is telling us that, God the Creator, just wants us to make an effort. Yes, it takes a little effort, but when you find the answers, your understanding has just been increased.

Also can you answer these questions?

  1. Where am I from?
  2. Am I active in the daytime or the nighttime?
  3. What are the different colors on the male? HBW Alive
  4. What size am I?
  5. Where are their nest found?
  6. Are these birds monogamous? What does that term mean?

Search these articles:

Wrinkled Hornbill – Brevard Zoo

HBW Alive

Arkive – Hornbill

Wrinkled Hornbill – Wikipedia

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Wordless Woodpecker

Where Am I Found? – Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth at Brevard Zoo 4-3-18 by Lee

“And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven;” (Ecclesiastes 1:13a NKJV)

If you wanted to watch a Tawny Frogmouth, where would you go? Yes, you can find two of them at the Brevard Zoo in Melbourne, Florida. But those Tawnys are captive.

Where are Tawny Frogmouths found in the wild? Clue: you would need to travel “down under.”

Tawny Frogmouth at Brevard Zoo 4-3-18 by Lee

One way you can find out is to ask “Google.” The Tawny Frogmouth (Podargus strigoides) is a species of frogmouth native to and found throughout the ????? and  ?????. Tawny frogmouths are big-headed, stocky birds often mistaken for owls due to their nocturnal habits and similar colouring. The tawny frogmouth is sometimes incorrectly referred to as “mopoke”, a common name for the southern boobook, whose call is often confused with the tawny frogmouth’s.

So where is ????? and ????? ? Your challenge is to find out by searching.

“With all my wisdom I tried to understand everything that happens here on earth. And God has made this so hard for us humans to do.” (Ecclesiastes 1:13 CEV)

I think this verse is telling us that, God the Creator, just wants us to make an effort. Yes, it takes a little effort, but when you find the answers, your understanding has just been increased.

Also can you answer these questions?

  1. Where am I from?
  2. Am I active in the daytime or the nighttime?
  3. What is the term for being able to not be seen?
  4. What do I like to eat?
  5. What size am I?

Search these articles:

Birds – Tawny Frogmouth

Tawny Frogmouth – Wikipedia

Deadly Stare – ????? Geographic

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The Wise Owl

Are You A Birdwatcher Or A Bug Watcher?

Family Circus Bug And Birdwatching ©ArcMax

When you go birdwatching, do you get side-tracked by other critters? It is easy to do. Since the Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ created all of them, they are all amazing and enjoyable to examine up close.

So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” (Genesis 1:21-22 NKJV)

Ladybug ©WikiC

Or maybe he was watching one of these:

Brevard Zoo Butterflies 4-3-2018 by Lee

Or could this be what he was looking at through his magnifying glass?

Caterpillar of the Old World Swallowtail – Size 42mm ©WikiC

“Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind’; and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” (Genesis 1:24-25 NKJV)

Red-billed Oxpecker on equid “neighbor” (zebra), inspecting ear for bugs ©ibc.lynxeds

If you were to watch Woodstock, he would definitely entertain you.

Woodstock playing Elevator ©Arcamax

Then again, maybe Woodstock is trying to copy the behavior of the Widowbirds:

Trust you enjoy your day. A little humor helps our days be brighter.

ABC’s of the Gospel

Patience Trying To Photograph Yellow-billed Hornbill

Trying to get through the fence/cage
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) Cincinnati Zoo 2016

If you followed the posts while we were on our trip, you are aware that we skipped going to the Cincinnati Zoo because of weather.

Home Again After 2,000 Mile Trip

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: (Romans 5:3-4 KJV)

Since we have been there twice already, I decided to see if there were some birds that were not written about from those trips. Actually, there are quite a few.

This Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill’s photo caught my attention. It is so hard to get a photo through the cages of the zoos. This Avian Wonder was just as hard to capture. After several tries, the Hornbill came into focus and I still remember my excitement. Patience is hard at times, but it does pay off.

Yeah! I got through!
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas) Cincinnati Zoo 2016

“But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” (Romans 8:25 KJV)

Here are some more articles written about our visits to the Cincinnati Zoo:

Here is a video by another visitor to the Hornbills:

God’s Weaver Birds At Work

Lesser Masked Weaver (Ploceus intermedius) by Bob-Nan

“My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle,…” (Job 7:6a KJV)

“Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.” (Exodus 35:35 KJV) [This has to do with the Tabernacle bulders, but the wisdom of heart applies here also.]

A friend shared a video with me of the Weaver Birds on Facebook while we were traveling. I thought I would share some of the fantastic weaving ability given these birds by their Creator.

These are just a few of the videos of Weavers at Work

Here’s another video on YouTube taken at the San Diego Zoo

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Previous Articles about the Weaver Birds:

Sunday Inspiration – Weavers and Allies
Wonga Dove and Taveta Weavers at Houston Zoo
Nuggets Plus – The Weaver, The Caller (Ready)
Interesting Things – The Weaver Bird
Baya Weaver – The Model Church

Who Paints The Leaves?

Many Geese and Ducks in Indiana

Mallards

“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24 KJV)”

So far we haven’t seen many birds. My sister-in-law has a pond behind here with Mallards. Also, a Blue Jay has been calling, but has refused to show himself.

The ponds around town, Indianapolis, has lots of Canadian Geese hanging out. The one batch/flock had about 20 or so, and they were all faced south. Maybe they were getting aligned so they could get started South for the winter. Yet, up here it is still summer weather. Maybe they aren’t sure when to leave. Also, the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon is going to come through tomorrow. The rain chance is 100% and flood warnings are being issued starting tomorrow. Welcome to Indiana.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) by Ian

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) by Ian

Dan’s 60th High School reunion starts today and will be having gatherings for the next two days. We plan to leave here Sunday afternoon to go to Cincinnati area. Plans, depending on all this rain, we hope to go to the Cincinnati Zoo and then the Creation Museum. Then mosey home.

“But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.” (3 John 1:14 KJV)

So far, praise the Lord, I have been handling this trip. My recent back surgery is still causing pain, but doing okay so far.

Unfortunately, my relative has NO INTERNET!!! :(   So here I sit at McDonalds. Yeah, for free internets! That is why the posts are intermitten. Trust to post photos from the Zoo later. Hope they won’t have raindrops dripping off of them. :)

Stay tuned!

Migration Is Starting And The Birds Are Heading Out

Common Cranes in Israel. Many species of crane gather in large groups during migration and on their wintering grounds

Common Cranes in Israel. Many species of crane gather in large groups during migration and on their wintering grounds

“Even the stork in the sky Knows her seasons; And the turtledove and the swift and the thrush Observe the time of their migration; But My people do not know The ordinance of the LORD.” (Jeremiah 8:7 NASB)

This time of the year, the birds start gathering together to migrate, or move, to their winter place. The birds in Australia, begin flying north to their summer place. But they like to fly in groups. This helps keep them secure and going in the right direction. The cartoon below is cute, but God has built into birds a very accurate way to migrate. A few birds become confused in storms and become “lost.” Even then, many of them still arrive at their destinations.

Migration – Family Circus

The V-formation helps the birds use less energy. This enables the birds to travel the long distances much easier. There are several articles written that you might want to read:

You Comfort Me

Skimmer Baby Leaning against Parents Beak – ©Thomas C – NatlGeog – Pinterest

“If I say, “My foot slips,” Your mercy, O LORD, will hold me up. In the multitude of my anxieties within me, Your comforts delight my soul.” (Psalms 94:18-19 NKJV)

A Black Skimmer chick holding on to it’s parent. Adorable!

What verse(s) would you use for this photo?

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Gideon

Woodstock’s Shock Lessons

Woodstock and Flying

For those of you who do not know about Peanuts, the cartoon character, they feature a dog named Snoopy. Snoopy’s friend is a little yellow bird named Woodstock. Snoopy is the only one who understands what Woodstock says.

While I have been recovering from my surgery, my birdwatching has been only reading about the adventures of Woodstock and Snoopy instead of out birdwatching for real. I have kept a few the adventures of them to share with you all.

The top photo was a shock to Woodstock, and you can see this in – Flying is at least safer for Woodstock

Here are a few more adventures of Woodstock:

Woodstock Shock of No Worms

“O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.” (Psalms 90:14 KJV)

“I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.” (Proverbs 8:17 KJV)

Woodstock was seeking a worm to eat, but the Lord wants us to seek Him early in the morning, and all day long.

Woodstock’s Wake Up Shock

“A friend loves at all times, …” (Proverbs 17:17a NKJV)

Sometimes were are tempted to do things, but really shouldn’t do it. We really do not want to hurt one another.

Woodstock Needs Recycled

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (1 John 1:7-10 KJV)

The Lord knows that we fail sometimes, but He gives us many 2nd chances.

Wordless Birds

 

Sorry for the Long Delay

There hasn’t been a blog posted here since Aug 5th. The last few articles were scheduled ahead of time as I had back surgery on Aug 3rd. My overnight stay in the hospital turned out to be 5 days in the hospital. I had side affects like fluid build up in the sac by the lung. Could hardly breathe and that had to drained. And other side issues. Got out on Tuesday, and ended up in the Emergency Room the next day for another side-affect.

“Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.” (Psalms 40:11 KJV)

But all is not lost. Dr. James J. S. Johnson [Dr. Jim, to me] has kept the main blog active with some very interesting articles. So, if you are not a follower of Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus [the main blog], take a look at the last articles that were posted over there. I trust, with the Lord’s continued healing, that things will get back to normal soon.

Shake a Leg (or 2 or 3 or 4), Crab-Eater! – Aug 7

Crazy as a Coot! – Aug 8

Pinyon Jay, Grand Canyon’s Forester – Aug 9

Killdeer atop Killdeer: Appreciating Help from Others – Aug 10

Loggerhead Shrike: Converting Thorns into Meat-hooks – Aug 11

Oystercatchers Must be Gentiles – Aug 12

Eggs Taste Better if Salted – Aug 13

Penguin Eggs Tragedy – Aug 14