Friday, February 28, 2014

As Spring Approaches the Birds Sing

Chart - "Monthly Mania - February"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Dirty Belfast
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 14 February 2010
Completed - 14 February 2010

For whatever reason, maybe warmer weather, I've temporarily misplaced my stitching mojo. I pulled this finish out of my stitching archives.  Wow, it looks like I churned it out in one day.  

I'm not the only one enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather!

With early spring weather, these bird feeder thugs Band-tailed Pigeons have returned to thwart me spend the next several months hogging my feeders.  I need to start coming up with a plan of attack as they can empty a large cylinder feeder in under 30 minutes.   

I know some folks consider Jays to be bird feeder thugs, but I don't mind them. They seem to squabble among themselves and the other birds, large and small, don't seem bothered by them.  

I am seeing more and more Robins.
Not only seeing them, but hearing them too.

Lots of the birds are more vocal now. The Flickers have begun to court. They now chant "Wacka-wacka-wacka". Soon, as dawn breaks, they'll be hammering away on the flashings on our roof.  My early spring alarm clock!

As you can see the male California Quail are 'strutting their stuff".  I counted 27 members in the covey as they walked along in a file.

And it won't be all that long now (early July) before we have a tiny spotted fawn or two.


LaNelle said...

Love looking at your birds in your neck of the woods as here in northern MN we are in the Deep freeze & won't see spring or spring birds for a long time so thanks for sharing!

Giovanna said...

It's really starting to look like spring - and about time too :-) That's a very nice heart - hope your mojo comes back soon.

Vickie said...

Sweet stitching!
Sigh. Your oncoming Spring looks so lovely.

April said...

Waiting on Spring with you!!!

Margaret said...

I'm so so jealous of your spring weather. I'm so so sick of the dirty white and cold around here. Sigh. Pigeons as thugs. lol! Love it!

krayolakris said...

Love seeing the bun! My 2 have disappeared. Love the birds too!

Barb said...

All the creatures seem to be enjoying the warm sunny day. We have had 3 beautiful days. Tomorrow is suppose to get fairly cold again. Ug!

Pam in IL said...

It's nice to see spring in your part of the country. There always seems to be birds (or squirrels) that feed until they empty the feeders.

Sherry said...

I just love seeing the different birds you have that we never get! I wish the Flickers would make another stop here!

Mouse said...

lovely stitching and how nice to see the bunny in the sunshine as well as all your visitors :) love mouse xxxxx

Maggee said...

In CA, pigeons were pests. In VA, the mourning doves are the pests. WE have 'regulars' nest in the bottom of our porch, and they decimated the feeders too! Arrgh!