Thursday, October 10, 2013

Owls and Flickers

Design - "A Halloween Year - Year II - Janaury - A Hoot"
Designer - Homespun Elegance
Fabric - 30 count R & R Havana linen
Fibers - WDW & GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 7 October 2013
Completed - 9 October 2013

The other day I posted some photos of a female Northern Flicker.
Now it's the male's turn.

He looks very much like the female, but also has bright red cheeks.

Flickers are sociable and often appear in small groups.

I love this photo as you can see just how complex the arrangement of tail feathers is.  I counted four different layers and colors of feathers.

I think he knows he is a pretty bird!
Left side view.

...And the right side view!

And here's someone only a parent could love...
A juvenile Flicker.  
At present I'd tell you it is a young female bird.  She certainly is fat and fluffy.  There was an adult bird nearby still keeping watch.


Vickie said...

Love the spots and dots of these birds.

cucki said...

Sweet owl stitches..sweet birdies x

Margaret said...

I'm fascinated by all the dots! Wow!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Such bonnie, bonnie birds.

Giovanna said...

Lovely owl finish, congrats!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

DONE! WOW...that was fast :)

linda said...

I have just recently discovered your blog and thoroughly enjoy the stitching and birds! Thank you so much for sharing

Barb said...

An adorable owl and great looking flickers!

Sally said...

Love your finish! Not seen this one before.

What fantastic photos of the flicker. It is a beautiful bird.

Andrea said...

What a beautiful bird. A great stitching finish too.

Melissa said...

What a pretty bird that flicker is!

Maggee said...

Love the flicker pics--great closeups!