"But now ask the animals and let them teach you; AND THE BIRDS OF THE HEAVEN, and let them tell you. Or let the fish of the sea declare to you. Who among all these does not know that The Hand of The Lord has done this; In whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind."

Job 12:7-10

female Bufflehead (Binder Lake, MO)

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Trumpeter Blues

                            Trumpeter Swan
                            Bald Eagle (juv)
                            Hooded Merganser
Carolina Wren

Today was my first birding adventure of 2014. I wasn't disappointed to say the least. There were thousands of Snow Geese. Bald Eagles ruled the skies. Hooded Mergansers, Canvasbacks, and Trumpeter Swans brought much needed HD color to the landscape. God is good and the birds are an ever constant reminder.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Red-winged Blackbirds

American White Pelican

Now that the hunting season is somewhat over at Eagle Bluffs, I thought it was high-time to make a day of birding there once again. Numerous Snow Geese, Mallards, Northern Shovelers, and Gadwall. My highlights were viewing thousands of Red-winged Blackbirds and over 200+ American White Pelicans. I felt so microscopic in that vast conservation area with so much to see. I didn't mind; I was there walking around in the light of the Lord.....and at peace.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

As life's lived in 2013, may we acknowledge The Lord and return worship that's due to Him alone. He blesses in such ways that, at first glance, we may not understand. Our finite understanding does not limit or change who He is. He is "I AM".

Pine Siskin

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Harris's Sparrow

Lots of variety in regards to sparrows at Bradford farms recently. I headed out to the 'North Brush Pile' to locate and id both Harris's Sparrow and (Gambels) White crowned Sparrow. Both are lifers for me. Enjoy.

Harris's Sparrow (female)

Friday, July 20, 2012

                                    Belted Kingfisher

                                     Belted Kingfisher

Red-winged Blackbird (f)

Today {July 13, 2012} was a memorial outing at Eagle Bluffs CA. It was a year ago that my "papa" passed away due to colon cancer. Although it was rather hot, I didn't mind the heat because numerous Red-winged blackbirds; egrets; herons; and Belted Kingfishers kept me company.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Caspian and Wilson's Phalarope fanfare

                                      Caspian Tern

                                           Great Egret

Lesser Yellowlegs

After the quite lengthy rain in the morning, I took a chance on what looked like a 3-5 hour dry spell to Eagle Bluffs CA in Missouri. What an array of birds. I saw good numbers of American Avocet; Great Egret; Wilson's Phalarope; Northern Rough-winged swallow and Yellow warblers....[many lifers for me today; THANK YOU LORD!]

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pectoral Delights

                              American White Pelican

                                 Pectoral Sandpiper

Pectoral Sandpipers

Greater Yellow-legs

Pectoral Sandpipers were so much fun and quite amazement to me. Very tight flying in their small group, like a ball suspended from the ground-traveling with supersonic speed. They did manage to put up with my camera intrusions...Other highlights were 3-Bonaparte Gulls and approx 15 Spotted Sandpipers with Northern Shovelers in the possibly thousands.