Monday, March 3, 2014

Series Sunday Progress

What with one thing and another (life) I haven't worked on Cottage Garden Sampling's "June's Delphinium" for a couple of weeks. Sunday evening's Oscar telecast provided the perfect opportunity to get back on track.  I managed to stitch one leaf and a stock of delphinium.

Padma and Parvati used the evening to map out a new Synchronized Sleeping routine.

We've had fog, and sun, and rain.
None of it much seems to bother the birds.

There are now up to five Turkey Vultures gliding across the sky.

I used to have lots of Mourning Doves.  The most I've seen this year is two.  I blame all the Cooper's and Sharp-shinned Hawks that hang around. 

Still lots of Scrub Jays

And Steller's Jays.
There have been some sightings of Gray Jays a couple of miles from my house.  Their usual habitat is in Canada, Alaska, the Rockies, and the Cascade Mountains.  It would be really cool (and most unusual) to see them here.

Juncos galore.

The Downy Woodpecker decided to check out my Bark Butter feeder. I'm so impressed he did not use the perch, but managed to find his footing with his sharp claws and the use of his strong tail feathers.

A female Flicker stuck to eating suet. 

Male Acorn Woodpecker

Female Acorn Woodpecker.

I'm going to have to remove the tray from this feeder in an attempt to discourage the Band-tailed Pigeons.  The group is growing larger.  They managed to eat about 1/2 of a larger cylinder's worth of food.   

I am going to have a post detailing the charts and designers for all the bunnies on this month's blog header.  I'll get to it soon!


Vickie said...

Oh my! June's Delphinium is gorgeous!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely colours in June's stitch. Puss cats look so relaxed, I envy them:-)
We have a problem with too many pigeons as well, one day I counted seventeen so I gave in and shooed them away.

Melissa said...

Love that stitching, especially the delphinium. Don't see many of those in designs.

Nice to see the cats practicing their synchronized sleeping...well done!

Shebafudge said...

I love this series of charts! Every time I see one I think how pretty it is. Maybe I should add them to my wish

Great to see so many different birds again, especially the woodpeckers. I love woodpeckers!

Carol said...

Really lovely progress on your June piece, Beth, and I love all the March hares in your new header :)

Chris said...

Funny, funny cats. Lovely stitching too.

Margaret said...

Love your stitching! The cats have the synchronized sleeping down pat. lol! So many beautiful birds in your yard!

Barb said...

I do love the series you are doing!! The borders are so interesting. Those pigeons are just seed hogs!

Giovanna said...

Lovely stitching - I like how the sun is designed in the border in this one. And it has a nice summery feeling on this (again!) very rainy day: northern Italy is turning into England...

Pam in IL said...

Great progress on June's Delphinium! I love that the kitties are still synchronized. Those pigeons look like they are having a conference on how best to empty the feeder.

Maggee said...

Of all the birds in this post, I want to see a Scrub Jay the most! Junco is next... Good progress on June's Delphinium! Hugs!