Design - "USA"
Chart - "Land That I Love"
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 32 count Summer Khaki linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 16 July 2014
Completed - 17 July 2014
This time of year the birds are coming - back to the feeders like the Chickadees. The birds are going - like the Evening Grosbeaks and male Rufous Hummingbirds - moving on to their 'usual stomping grounds. And the baby birds certainly are growing!
Everyday I think, "Today's the last day I'll see the Evening Grosbeaks until next year."
But so far they've continued to surprise me and return to the feeders the following day.
I am quite certain though that only one Evening Grosbeak family still remains in the area.
I think it is a group of five - parents and three fledglings.
In this photo two babies are peering down at Mama hoping for a handout.
And yes, sometimes begging works!
Six Quail families, or seven or eight?
I truly do not know for sure.
We have a large family 20-21 babies. A family with 4, a family with 5, this family, and a newly hatched group - the babies smaller than my thumb.
Papa Quail marching on Parade...
...followed by Baby #1 and Baby #2...
Baby Quail marching along in time!
This is my Big Family - if you look closely you can see the kids are developing top-knots like their parents. So I'll be able to sort males from females by the top-knot shape.
And guess what!
I now have Photographic Proof! See the bright yellow bird with the red head among the ripe hazelnuts?
Here's my male Western Tanager!
Not the best photo, but I had to share as he is one difficult bird to 'capture'!
One year ago today Mom and I explored Chichester and took in the Rare Breeds Show in Singleton.