Our gator adventure has been keeping me from using my bench, but we still have lots of birds to watch. Just from a safer distance. In Birdwatching At Home – Maybe I, I explained why I haven’t used my bench too much yet. The talk of the neighborhood, “our own gator,” brings visitors to the water. As I mentioned before, we don’t get to see it most of the time because of the embankment…..
A friend sent me a message with a Kookaburra video. and was wondering if this is a Kookaburra. In response, I reminded her of these previous articles here. We all need to laugh and let off some of our pent up boredom, fustration, idleness, loneliness, or just Need A Good Laugh for our soul’s Well-being.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. (Proverbs 15:13 KJV)
Meet Merlin, from the Orlando Sea World:
Here are some more cool things about the Merlin the Kookaburra and other critters at Sea World:
Here are some of the articles from the past with these good-natured birds:
From Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus:
Kookaburra Encounter – 2014
Have a great day, and may you keep a smile on your face and in your heart.
Do you know what a House Finch looks like? We have been fortunate to have several families of these Finches visit our bird feeders lately. It is always enjoyable to have these little birds come by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In fact, these little flying avian wonders come by for snacks also. In other words, keep your eye on the feeders.
You can check out the Identification of House Finches as All About Birds – House Finch ID
When a Finch with a different color lands on your feeder, you get excited and question yourself, “What is this?” This happened lately, and caused me to look in the bird guides and search the internet bird sites, like All About Birds and others.
This eye opener landed on our feeder last week:
“He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens [or Finches] that cry.” (Psalms 147:9 NKJV)
What happened to this fellow? Apparently, diet or what the bird eats, affects its color. See this article, Orange or Yellow by All About Birds.
“Who provides food for the raven [or Finch], When its young ones cry to God, And wander about for lack of food?” (Job 38:41 NKJV)
Keep your eyes open while bird watching. You never know what might show up! Stay Tuned!
Thought you might enjoy learning about the sounds of 50 birds. This is from an email link I received. It looks like, but you will have to click the link to actually hear the sounds. Enjoy!! [Make sure you turn your sound up.]
You will be able to click any bird to hear the sounds they make! Click a second time to pause the sound.
This is view of the what you will see:
“Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32 NKJV)
Just received an email from Ian Montgomery, Ian’s Bird of the Week, who is offering free downloads of his three eBooks. This is only being offered for a short time.
Here is his email:
454 Forestry Road, Bluewater, Qld 4818
Phone: 0411 602 737 +61-411 602 737
Preferred Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Who has put wisdom in the mind? Or who has given understanding to the heart?” (Job 38:36 NKJV)
Like many of you, we are staying home during this time of protecting ourselves from the Corvid-19 threat. So, what are we to do?
Here are a few suggestions to keep you learning, especially about our wonderful Avian Wonders, birds, that the Lord created. There are many things about the birds that we can be entertained by and educated from websites on the internet.
“And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” (Genesis 1:22 NKJV)
Of course, you can check out our sites:
Here are few other places to check out:
Pete Thayer is offering free birdwatching software for students. Hurry, as there is a limited number available. It is great. I use it myself. [This is from my email.]
Have you ever been to a park and seen lots of different ducks swimming around? We can tell ducks apart by the way they look. But there is another way ornithologists identify ducks. They divide them into two groups called dabblers and divers.
The Dabblers – Have you seen the ducks along the edges of the ponds that stick their butts up in air? It’s a real funny site. What they are doing is called dabbling. They are dipping their head into the water and searching the banks for aquatic plants and insects to eat, but they won’t go very deep. The common green-headed Mallard ducks fit into this category of dabblers.
The Divers – The other group, the divers, they swim out to the middle of the pond and SPLASH!!!… they disappear, diving down to the bottom of the pond. They swim deep for those delicious fish and crayfish! The neat looking Hooded Merganser is part of the diving group.
When it comes to living for Jesus as a Christian, we can be either dabblers or divers. The dabbling Christian goes to church because his parents make him. He stays along the edges, not helping in church, and never really gets involved or excited. But the diving Christian is one that is excited to live for Jesus, to pray, to give, to get involved, to read his Bible, and to tell his friends about Jesus.
If you are only dabbling on the edges in your church, row your boat out to the middle of the pond and dive in. I can tell you for sure, the water is great! That’s the difference between dabblers and divers! Be a diver, not a dabbler when it comes to God!
To Dabble – verb – 1: to paddle, splash, or play in or as if in water; to reach with the bill to the bottom of shallow water in order to obtain food; 2: to work or involve oneself superficially or intermittently
Ornithologist – a scientist that studies the branch of zoology that concerns birds.
Hi kids, I’m wildlife photographer and nature writer William Wise. I gave my life to Jesus while studying wildlife biology in college and soon fell in love with the Creator and His wonderful universe and creatures. My favorite animals are birds, coyotes, alligators and snakes! Each month I teach lessons from the Bible using nature and wildlife to the “creation kids” in my Creation Speaks Sunday School. — “What a wildly wonderful world, God! You made it all, with Wisdom at Your side, made earth overflow with your wonderful creations.” Psalms 104, The Message.
Now that you students have returned to school after the holidays, it’s time for more articles.
To be able to learn, we need to “peek” in our books and listen to our teachers so we can gain knowledge. Don’t be afraid to read and study.
“I applied my heart to know, To search and seek out wisdom and the reason of things, To know the wickedness of folly, Even of foolishness and madness.” (Ecclesiastes 7:25 NKJV)
In all your studying, don’t forget to “peek” into your Bible.
A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, To understand a proverb and an enigma, The words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
(Proverbs 1:5-7 NKJV)
I said “no” Peeking – by Poplively, Peek by Poplively
I trust you are looking forward to Christmas. Thankfully, Snoopy cares about Woodstock. He has given him a Christmas Tree for his nest.
Christmas is always enjoyable, but with all the excitement, do not forget the main reason we celebrate this holiday.
“Luke 2:8-18 NKJV
(8) Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.
(9) And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.
(10) Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.
(11) For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
(12) And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
(13) And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
(14) “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
(15) So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”
(16) And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
(17) Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.
(18) And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds.