Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Figuring Out What To Do Next

I have high hopes.
I still want to stitch all of the above charts before the month ends.  I've begun the 2007 Collector's Heart, and have the fabric pulled for all the others.

Congrats to all who chose to take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count.  I hope it was a fun and educational experience for you and your family. 
The last day of the Great Backyard Bird Count was a cold one for us.  We had a hard frost, and the water in the bird baths was frozen.  It turned out to be a strange day for the birds too.  Not much activity in the morning,  By 8:30am the feeders were totally quiet, and they remained so for the next couple of hours.  No hawks around that I could see.  
(Today's bird photos are provided by my sister.) 
Feb 18, 2013 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
14 species

  • California Quail 11
  • Mourning Dove 1

Steller's Jays

  • Steller's Jay 7
  • Western Scrub-Jay 4
  • American Crow 18
  • Black-capped Chickadee 1
  • American Robin 2
  • European Starling 3
  • Spotted Towhee 4
  • Song Sparrow 2
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow 2

  • Dark-eyed Junco 15
  • House Finch 4
  • Evening Grosbeak 14

Feb 18, 2013 11:00 AM
1 species

Evening Grosbeaks. 
Do you see the small Junco flying on in to the feeder on the right hand side? 
  • Evening Grosbeak 22

Feb 18, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
12 species

  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
  • Mourning Dove 4
  • California Quail 2

Northern Flicker - Female
  • Northern Flicker 1

Steller's Jays
  • Steller's Jay 1
  • American Crow 24
  • Black-capped Chickadee 4
  • American Robin 1
  • Spotted Towhee 4
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow 1
  • Dark-eyed Junco 24
  • House Finch 10

Feb 18, 2013 5:30 PM

1 species

  • American Robin 27
Bird photos for this post provided by my sister.  Thanks sister!


Margaret said...

It was fun following your bird count! You have lots of nice choices for your next stitch.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I love all your heart choices. I can totally understand wanting to stitch them all "right now!"

I love those Steller's Jays! We don't have them here. They sure are a pretty blue and I like their topknot feathers.

Ann at Beadlework. said...

As always, it's good to see a flicker but today I have to say Beth that the Stellar Jays made me smile. They truly look as though they are having a good old blether.

cucki said...

Nice choices to stitch next..
Lovely birds x

Annette-California said...

I do love all your heart charts. Yes its fun to stitch them this month:) And you are so fast - I believe you will. Always love your photo's:)
love Annette

Pam in IL said...

I'd want to stitch them all too and you're quite ambitious to stitch them all before the end of the month.

I did enjoy the GBBC but was disappointed that the birds didn't cooperate.

Love the pics of the Stellar's Jays. They look like they are have quite the conversation.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Beautiful pictures--tell Lexa hello! And best of luck to get all the stitchery done--so many pretty projects that are so tempting!