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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 36,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 13 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Lee at Lake Morton by Dan

Lee at Lake Morton by Dan

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; (1 Thessalonians 1:2 KJV)

Thank you all for visiting this site during 2013. I trust you have learned many things about the birds and other things of creation and have also been blessed.

I know we shut this site down, but trust you have enjoyed my other two sites:

Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus

Birds of the Bible For Kids

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Happy New Year!

Lord Bless,

Lee and all the contributing writers and photographers.

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Yellow-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes flavifrons) by Dario Sanches

Yellow-fronted Woodpecker (Melanerpes flavifrons) by Dario Sanches

She (Wisdom) is a tree of life to those who lay hold on her; and happy (blessed, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who holds her fast. The Lord by skillful and godly Wisdom has founded the earth; by understanding He has established the heavens. [Col. 1:16.] (Proverbs 3:18-19 AMP)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) in nest ready to eat ©WikiC

American Robin (Turdus migratorius) in nest ready to eat ©WikiC

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV)

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan

Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) and Dan

How blessed are the people who are so situated; How blessed are the people whose God is the LORD! (Psalms 144:15 NASB)

Florida Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) by Dan

Florida Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) by Dan

Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; Sing praises to His name, for it is lovely. (Psalms 135:3 NASB)

Baby Chick Peeping Out From Under His Mom's Wing - ©©

Baby Chick Peeping Out From Under His Mom’s Wing – ©©

How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. (Psalms 36:7 AMP)

Golden-shouldered Parrot (Psephotus chrysopterygius) by Ian

Golden-shouldered Parrot (Psephotus chrysopterygius) by Ian

They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. (Psalms 36:8 NKJV)

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Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) by Ian

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) by Ian

I am going to stop duplicating the Birds of the Bible Articles on this site. The main site, Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures Plus, is the source of all of these blogs. If you are one of the subscribers here and have not visited leesbird.com, then take a look.

Not only are there Birds of the Bible articles, but also, Birds in Hymns, Birds of the World, Ian’s Bird of the Week, A J Mithra’s articles, Plus other blogs of various topics including creation and birdwatching. Please consider moving your “Follow” or “Subscribe” over there.

Menu Of Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures

Masked Lapwings at Lowry Park Zoo by Lee

Masked Lapwings at Lowry Park Zoo by Lee

I attempted to try this before, but now is the time to do it. The Birds of the Bible For Kids has been limping along and it needs much attention. My desire is to update the Birds of the Bible blogs and other bird tales into a younger reading level. The Premium package I purchased from WordPress has some special fonts and features that should enhance those articles. There will a “learning curve” attached for me, but I am willing to give it a try. Our young people deserve to hear about how the Lord created the world and all the birds in it. They need a place to enjoy reading about our avian friends, without having to be told that they “evolved from dinosaurs.”

God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:21 NASB)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3 KJV)

My thanks to all of you, almost 200,000 views, who have visited this blog. I am going to keep it active with the links above, but no more new articles will be added. (Lee – 8/5/2013)

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Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) at LPZoo

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) by Lee

While we were at Lowry Park Zoo last week, we also had the joy of hearing the Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) sounding off with its mate. Seems like the Myna birds and the singing dogs were not the only ones in a happy mood. The two Kookaburras got to “laughing” also. They sort of set the tone to put you a joyful mood.

For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your works; at the deeds of Your hands I joyfully sing. (Psalms 92:4 AMP) Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth and sing for joy, yes, sing praises! (Psalms 98:4 AMP)

I have always enjoyed seeing the Kookaburras. When we were at the National Aviary I tried recording them, but by the time I got the camera on, they stopped. I recorded them this time but didn’t get the camera focused on them until about half way through. Oh, the challenges of birdwatching! Well, at least trying to get a recording to use on the blog anyway. When you put all the events together; the singing Bali Myna, the singing dogs, and these singing Kookaburras, it brings to mind a story in the Bible. When Paul and Silas where in prison, (behind bars) they were joyful just the same. All of these critters plus the men (Paul and Silas) are behind bars, yet they are joyful and carrying on with their lives. Could there be a lesson there for us to learn and observe?

And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. (Acts 16:25 KJV)

Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations. (James 1:2 AMP)

We all have things come into our lives, but our attitude affects how well we handle those circumstances. Prayer is one of the best ways to find peace in the midst of trials. Knowing the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior is the absolute best way. I trust you know Him.

Gospel Message

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This video has two of my photos to cover the blurred part, but the sound is the whole recording.

The Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) is a carnivorous bird in the kingfisher family Halcyonidae. Native to eastern Australia, it has also been introduced to parts of New Zealand, Tasmania and Western Australia. Male and female adults are similar in plumage, which is predominantly brown and white. A common and familiar bird, this species of kookaburra is well known for its laughing call.

There are actually 6 Kookaburras:

See:

Birds of the Bible

Laughing Kookaburra – Wikipedia

Alcedinidae – Kingfishers - Family

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Laughing Falcon in Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica by Ray

Laughing Falcon in Palo Verde National Park, Costa Rica by Ray

I have noticed that many come to my blog looking for information and photos of Falcons. The Birds of the Bible – Falcons introduced the Falcons. This week we will give some more on the Falcons around the world. The Falcon is on the “unclean list” of birds and was not to be eaten. Deuteronomy 14:13 and Leviticus 11:14 provides their name in that list.

the red kite, the falcon, and the kite after their kinds; (Deu 14:13 NKJV)
the kite, and the falcon after its kind; (Lev 11:14 NKJV)

The other reference in Scripture is found in Job 28:7 which refers to it’s eye.

That path no bird knows, Nor has the falcon’s eye seen it.

The Lord has created the Falcon with another fantastic ability which helps it catch its prey. Notice as you watch these videos, no matter what else they are doing, their eye’s are constantly watching for prey. A quote from Steiner Birding about the Peregrine Falcon says, “Sight is developed to a marvelous degree:
They are equipped with full-color vision and with eyes specially adapted to permit rapid adjustment of focus while moving at speed, and from four to eight times the resolving power of the human eye. Hovering may be compared to looking into a field from a car moving at twenty miles an hour or from one which comes to a standstill every few yards. It would be possible for a human being to see an individual rabbit or large game bird at a range of 600-700-yards; a bird of prey, with about four times the resolving power of the human eye, should therefore be able to see it at a range of nearly two miles.”

Here is a list of the Falcon’s listed at Internet Bird Collection (IBC) (a total of 34) The ones with the * were mentioned in the first blog:

Laughing Falcon – Videos of a Laughing Falcon on a tree and a Laughing Falcon calling continuously
Barred Forest-Falcon
Plumbeous Forest-Falcon
Lined Forest-Falcon
Slaty-backed Forest-Falcon
Collared Forest-Falcon

Red-necked Falcon

Red-necked Falcon from Wikipedia

Buckley’s Forest-Falcon
Spot-winged Falconet  – Video
African Pygmy Falcon – Video
White-rumped Pygmy-Falcon P
Collared Falconet – Video
Black-thighed Falconet
White-fronted Falconet
Philippine Falconet – Video
Pied Falconet – Video
Red-necked Falcon
Red-footed Falcon – Video
Amur Falcon – Video
Eleonora’s Falcon – Video
Sooty Falcon
Aplomado Falcon – Video
Bat Falcon – Video
Orange-breasted Falcon
New Zealand Falcon
Brown Falcon – Video
Grey Falcon
Black Falcon
Lanner Falcon – Video
Laggar Falcon
Saker Falcon – Video
Gyrfalcon
Prairie Falcon – Video
Taita Falcon – Video
Peregrine Falcon – Video

See also:

Falcon Pages
Falconidae – Caracaras, Falcons – Family
Peregrine Falcon – Peterson Field Guide
Birds of the Bible Page
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(Originally posted 1-2-09)

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