"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)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Bald Eagle time

I've seen the Bald eagles flying around all over Callaway and Boone County in recent months. This is as closest that I could get to one. I got the shot and that is all that matters, despite the grayish cloudy day (not the greatest to take birding pics in). The Lord makes the promise that those who faithfully follow Him will not grow weary in life but mount up wings like eagles and fly high.

Barred Owl Surprise

The day after Christmas turned out to be rather great and surprising despite the sleet rain and dreary gray clouds. Near Bradford Farms, MO, I literally ran into a very welcoming Barred Owl. It's nice to see the fingerprints of God.

Ruddy Splash

It turned out to be a pleasant afternoon at Dixie Lake CA. The sun came out just in time to enjoy a male Ruddy Duck and "his harem". I recently checked the lake to see if they were still there. All accounted for except for the male.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Goodbye Fall 11'

Fall is just about to end. The leaves--vivid reds, oranges, yellows, and browns, once reminders of the fingerprints of God are now fallen. My backyard friends seemingly pay no attention BUT some have taken flight for warmer weather.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


My wife decided to put up a hummingbird feeder or two in the backyard. She takes great delight in seeing them. This Ruby throated hummingbird guards the feeder like crazy mad. Others make valiant attempts to drink also...at their risk of being dive bombed.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

House Wren Surprise

I believe that we are so blessed with a great variety of birds around our house. Never a day goes by without the morning greetings of our resident house wren. God is good to us in very simple yet powerful ways.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bradford farm: April Spring

~Savannah Sparrow~
~ Red-winged Blackbird (m)~
~ Red-winged Blackbird (f)~
~ Lesser Yellowlegs~

It was a short but quite eventful time at Bradford Farms, MO. I managed to run across a Wilson's snipe; Eastern Osprey; Horned lark; American Golden Plover; Lesser Yellowlegs and loads of Red-winged Blackbirds. Praise goes to the Risen Lord Jesus!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Eastern Phoebe

My wife & I were greeted one sunny Saturday in April. His 'peculiar' call seemed to captivate our attention quite easily.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Winter surprises

Wild Turkey (Little Dixie CA)

Eastern Bluebird

I literally ran across these characters: Wild Turkey, nearby Little Dixie CA and the Bluebird family near one of several stone walk on-bridges saddling Stinson Creek.