Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Finish? Not Quite

I thought I might finish up my Easter basket, but not quite.
I still have some grass to stitch and I need to decide whether or not to stitch the phrase "5 Little Eggs in a basket snug". I'm kind of liking the cleaner look without the words...

We've had several days of rain, at times quite heavy.

The hummers visit the feeders more frequently in poor weather.

The Annas have been showing off their fine feathers.

Even in the rain the feathers glow.

You can see the raindrops...

Here's a Rufuos with dull feathers... 

Here they are gleaming.

And my Final Finch of the Season showed up!

One handsome male Black-headed Grosbeak. 

He's been totally out-numbered by the Evening Grosbeaks.
I counted 14 at the feeders on Wednesday.

But that number pales in comparison to this flock that chattered as the flew overhead. When I enlarged this photo I counted 55 Evening Grosbeaks.
Wouldn't that be a sight if they all decided to come to my feeders! 

13 comments:

Mary said...

It always looks like your hummingbirds have on sequins collars, such beautiful color.

Melissa said...

You take such great photos! I love seeing the hummers!

The little basket is looking sweet!

Have a good weekend, Beth!

Marlene Jones said...

Better pop to the shops if you are catering for huge numbers, love your birds.

Andrea said...

So close! Beautiful photos.

Shebafudge said...

Your basket is lovely. I really like the muted colour palette for it. You visitors are stunning! What gorgeous colours they are all wearing :)

Pam in IL said...

Your little basket is coming along nicely. I think your rain is headed our way later this weekend. Love seeing all your birds. That would be something to have 55 birds drop in for dinner!

Bianca said...

I know it's not quite finished, but your little basket already looks so lovely. If you hadn't said otherwise, I would have thought it was a perfect finish. I'm with you on finishing off without the words!

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, those hummingbirds are wonderful!!! Love love love them! Love your basket too -- you're almost there!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Those little hummingbirds are truly little birds of paradise.

Wanda said...

Thanks for sharing the black headed grosbeak Beth. I have never seen one of them. We do get the evening grosbeaks (but not huge numbers of them). Great pictures of the hummingbirds. Your Easter basket of eggs is adorable!

Chris said...

Very close to finishing the basket. Such a sweet design. Lovey pics of the hummers.

Catherine said...

Te birds give you such beautiful colors to enjoy on a rainy day!

Maggee said...

The hummers are so beautiful! Wouldn't all those 55 Grosbeaks wipe out ALL your feeders!??