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...the earth will be cursed because of you! With painstaking labor you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will yield thorns and thistles when you try to eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat bread, until you return to the earth, just as you were taken from it.~ Genesis 3:17-19 The expression “busman’s holiday” was first recorded in 1893. The idea was that a bus driver going on holiday would take a bus and thus experience the same thing
YHWH told Moses to tell the entire Israelite community these things: Be holy, for I, YHWH, am holy.~ Leviticus 19:1-2 Trophies are tokens of some great accomplishment. The trophy for winning the Super Bowl of Birding is a bird sculpture in Swarovski Crystal, so it has intrinsic value apart from the award of winning it. Because of its value, it is housed at the Massachusetts Audubon Joppa Flats Sanctuary. If you visit there, take a look and notice the name of the winner of the
God forbid that I should harm my sovereign, YHWH’s anointed, or lift my hand against him. For he is the anointed of YHWH. ~ 1 Samuel 24:6 Yes, the chip note of a Swamp Sparrow is very similar to the chip note of a Song Sparrow. Frankly, all sparrow chip notes are nearly identical, but, with enough patience and experience, they can be distinguished. Of course, there are other clues to identification. Yes, Song Sparrows will hang out in marshes, but there is a reason why Swamp
My siblings, your faith in our glorious Savior Jesus Christ must not allow favoritism. ~ James 2:1 The World Series of Birding was birthed when Pete Dunne convinced the legendary Roger Tory Peterson (of Peterson Field Guides fame) to join him for a twenty-four hour quest to identify as many birds as possible in the state of New Jersey. Being a team competition, of course rules had to be developed. For instance, you have to be physically within the geographic boundaries but th
In Christ the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in our God; in Christ you are being built into this temple, to become a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.~ Ephesians 2:21-22 Bird nests range from tiny Piping Plovers doing little more than scratching out a depression in the sand to Bald Eagles adding sticks (and other large objects like brooms) to their nests year after year until they sometimes get so large that the tree supporting them col