Jesus Creed

Jesus Creed

Spring Birding

posted by xscot mcknight

We’ve seen some old (bird) friends, some new ones … we’ve seen lots of birds this Spring:
…. no hummers at the feeders yet.
Horned Grebe (new one for me)
Northern Loon
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Bluebird
Ruby crowned Kinglet
Black-and-White Warbler
Magnolia Warbler

Comments read comments(9)
post a comment
Andie Piehl

posted April 20, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Where are your pix, Scot? I know what a few of these are, but most of them are unfamiliar to this Texan.

report abuse

Scot McKnight

posted April 20, 2008 at 5:06 pm

There you go, I just up a horned grebe picture.

report abuse


posted April 20, 2008 at 5:19 pm

No sparrows?

report abuse

Michelle Van Loon

posted April 20, 2008 at 6:17 pm

Isn’t it amazing to hear birdsong this spring? It sounds like pure joy after this too-long winter.

report abuse


posted April 21, 2008 at 11:38 am

Thanks, Scot. These are beautiful. As we were driving back from California, I saw many, many scissor tails. We used to have those in abundance around here, but I haven’t seen many for the last 5-8 years. Don’t know why.

report abuse


posted April 21, 2008 at 11:58 am

Is a Northern Loon different from the Common Loon and if so – how? (I tried google first – and couldn’t find Northern Loon.)

report abuse

Scot McKnight

posted April 21, 2008 at 1:40 pm

You might have me there; I’ve always called them Northern Loons. From what I can tell they go by both names:
Great Northern Diver (Loon) or
Common Loon.
They are anything but common.

report abuse


posted April 21, 2008 at 1:56 pm

Common Loons are great – when I was a kid and a teen I heard and saw them only up in or near the Boundary Waters area of Northern Minnesota at camp and just camping.
They have recovered to mate and spend the summers further south in MN these days – including Aitkin County where my parents spend the summer. Two or three mating pairs reside on the lake at my parents (oh and did I mention the Bald Eagle and the Great Blue Herons and … I saw the last several summers). Pollution/pesticide control works – none of these were on the lake when I spent summers there from ca. 1964-1981.

report abuse

Ted M. Gossard

posted April 21, 2008 at 7:30 pm

Wonderful to hear the birds singing in the mornings here, and what great pics!

report abuse

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to and may be used by in accordance with the agreements.

Previous Posts

More Blogs To Enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting Jesus Creed. This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here are some other blogs you may also enjoy: Red Letters with Tom Davis Recent prayer post on Prayables Most Recent Inspiration blog post Happy Reading!  

posted 11:15:58am Aug. 16, 2012 | read full post »

Our Common Prayerbook 30 - 3
Psalm 30 thanks God (vv. 1-3, 11-12) and exhorts others to thank God (vv. 4-5). Both emerge from the concrete reality of David's own experience. Here is what that experience looks like:Step one: David was set on high and was flourishing at the hand of God's bounty (v. 7a).Step two: David became too

posted 12:15:30pm Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Theology After Darwin 1 (RJS)
One of the more important and more difficult pieces of the puzzle as we feel our way forward at the interface of science and faith is the theological implications of discoveries in modern science. A comment on my post Evolution in the Key of D: Deity or Deism noted: ...this reminds me of why I get a

posted 6:01:52am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Almost Christian 4
Who does well when it comes to passing on the faith to the youth? Studies show two groups do really well: conservative Protestants and Mormons; two groups that don't do well are mainline Protestants and Roman Catholics. Kenda Dean's new book is called Almost Christian: What the Faith of Ou

posted 12:01:53am Aug. 31, 2010 | read full post »

Let's Get Neanderthal!
The Cave Man Diet, or Paleo Diet, is getting attention. (Nothing is said about Culver's at all.) The big omission, I have to admit, is that those folks were hunters -- using spears or smacking some rabbit upside the conk or grabbing a fish or two with their hands ... but that's what makes this diet

posted 2:05:48pm Aug. 30, 2010 | read full post »

Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.