Northern Mockingbird

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and sowed in his field, which indeed is the least of all the seeds; but when it is grown it is greater than the herbs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and nest in its branches.” - Matthew 13:31-32

White-crowned Sparrow

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. - Col. 3:15

Turquoise-browed Motmot

Then they that have kept God's commandments shall breathe in immortal vigor beneath the tree of life; and through unending ages the inhabitants of sinless worlds shall behold, in that garden of delight, a sample of the perfect work of God's creation, untouched by the curse of sin. — Patriarchs and Prophets, 62

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. - Proverbs 2:6

Pin-tailed Whydah

"And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." - Revelation 21:2 Taken at the Great Zimbabwe ruins.

Great Horned Owls

But the LORD has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge. Psalm 94:22

Mourning Dove

Sometimes it's the simple things in nature that remind us of our Redeemer. "And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove." - Mark 1:9

American Kestrel

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. - Philippians 2:5-7

Lesser Goldfinch

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2

California Towhee

Although not a particularly notable bird (it's actually very common), this image required roughly 10 hours of waiting. Since they're mostly ground feeders, getting them up off the ground for a more attractive picture can be challenging, especially since California is rather dry with very little greenery.

Bushtit

American Kestrel

When you're tired of studying the pentose phosphate / HMP shunt pathway and gluconeogenesis, what does one do? Go photograph a Kestrel, of course.

Song Sparrow

Northern Mockingbird

"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves." - Matthew 7:15

Great Egret

Here's a Great Egret shot from yesterday. Doesn't he look great?