Wood Storks and White Ibises, Foraging on Shore

Wood Storks and White Ibises,

Foraging on Shore   —   linked (by comment below) to categories at Redwing Pond Institute

Dr. James J. S. Johnson

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BACKYARDS  ARE  FOR  BIRDWATCHING

Yes, for birdwatching, it’s a great day,

When the birds come, to forage and play;

As each ibis probed for bugs,

We drank from our coffee mugs;

When birds come, it’s a great birding day!

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WHITE IBISES & WOOD STORKS (Marcia Webel photo)

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” (Matthew 6:26)

It was a great morning for birdwatching – Tuesday, November 29th of AD2016. The venue was the backyard (and adjoining pond) of Chaplain Robert and Marcia Webel, of St. Petersburg, Florida. There (from time to time) several birds arrived, hungry, picking for (and pecking) bugs along the pondshore, supplemented by a lot of bread crumbs that we tossed toward them. One Wood Stork stretched out his wings, as if trying to pretend to be an opened umbrella. The White Ibises ignored him (or her), as they were busily hunting (and often finding) things to eat, in the marshy grass at the pond’s edge. It was a great day for birdwatching — more of which is already reported at “Appreciating White Ibises (and Other Birds in Florida)” [posted at https://leesbird.com/2016/12/06/appreciating-white-ibises-as-well-as-dozens-of-other-birds-in-florida/ ]  –-  but, come to think of it, every day is a good birdwatching day, so long as the birds show up!   (The best birding blog, of course, is  LEE’S  BIRDWATCHING  ADVENTURES  PLUS,  at  https://leesbird.com/ !)    ><>  JJSJ

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  1. As a post-script, I’ll add the academic departments of the REDWING POND INSTITUTE, so those departments are easily citable in the future (D.v.):
    REDWING POND departments, as of October AD2019 (D.v.)
    1 BIBL BIBLE & BIBLICAL PHILOLOGY scarlet
    2 BIBX BIBLICAL EXPOSITION & EDUCATION light blue / scarlet

    3 THEO SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY & ETHICS dark blue / scarlet
    4 APOL BIBLICAL APOLOGETICS, LOGIC, & REFORMATION maroon / Scotch thistle
    5 DOXL DOXOLOGICAL DISCIPLESHIP, PRAYER, & HYMNOLOGY antique gold / scarlet
    6 PROV PROVIDENTIAL HISTORY & BIOGENETIC RESEARCH white / vermillion

    7 MFAM MARRIAGE, FAMILY, & HOME EDUCATION citron / indigo
    8 MISS MISSIOLOGY, EVANGELISM, & DISCIPLE-MAKING silver
    9 CPCM CHURCH, PARACHURCH, & CHAPLAINCY MINISTRIES rosemåling red

    10 TEQS TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, & QUANTITATIVE SCIENCES orange
    11 ECOS ECOLOGY, AGRICULTURE, & CONSERVATION SCIENCES russet / maize
    12 BIOS LIFE SCIENCES, HEALTH, & NUTRITION grey / salmon / apricot
    13 PHYS PHYSICAL SCIENCES, COSMOLOGY & GEOSCIENCES goldenrod / olive green
    14 FORS FORENSIC SCIENCES, EVIDENCE, & ORIGIN STUDIES purple / white

    15 COMM COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE, & INFORMATION crimson / lemon
    16 INTL WORLD HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES aquamarine / white
    17 WREL WORLD RELIGIONS, PHILOSOPHY, & PSYCHOLOGY black
    18 SOCI SOCIOPOLITICS, MASS MEDIA, & PUBLIC EDUCATION cream
    19 ARTS CREATIVE ARTS, RECREATION, & HOLIDAYS brown

    20 GOVT LAW, GOVERNMENT, & PUBLIC POLICY peacock blue / purple
    21 BUSI BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP, & ECONOMICS drab-brown / copper

    (Added with a prayer, in reliance upon Ephesians 3:20.)

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