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Confessions of a Rookie Birder

Devotions on what birding reveals about the Christian life. Birders are a different breed. Look and see; listen and hear.

The color of birds

A few weeks ago, Bob and I walked the Greenway in Clarkesville, binoculars in hand, hoping to see a few new birds. We actually...

Intentional Birding

For the first time, we are planning trips for 2021 to give us opportunities to see new birds (“lifers”) and to see again the...

No longer a rookie?

I began this series a few months after I began birding. I was truly a rookie birder. I’ve passed the nine-month point and we’ve...

Start over and continue on

When I started birding, I would write down the birds I could identify. I remember sitting on a friend’s back deck, binoculars in hand,...

Celebrating the birds of 2020

We’ve been thinking back on our first calendar year of birding and have begun planning our birding trips for next year. We’ve been at...

What I want for Christmas

When I started birding this year, I experienced the unexpected. I began to look at the world around me differently. I hope that I’ve...

Digging deep

While camping with my uncle and aunt, we spent our days out exploring the area and searching for birds. Two of us pushed to...

Stages of Development

I recently read an article in Birds&Blooms about the stages a bird goes through in life. I ask my birding friend Craig Taylor to send me...

I’m grateful!

Last Sunday, we woke up to a beautiful sunrise. The sun glimmered off the tree limbs that had lost their leaves. The evergreens' color...

Old friends

Our bird feeder was down for a couple of weeks and then it took several days for the birds to find it again. When...

On the wings of eagles

The shadow of something large flying over the deck grabbed my attention. The bird was huge, and when it circled around and flew back...

Feed the birds!

One of my favorite songs from one of my favorite movies is “Feed the Birds” in Mary Poppins. It’s a beautiful, but sad, song,...