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

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