Monday, May 12, 2014

Robins and Other Birds Too

Design - "R is for Robin" - Baubles
Designer - Sam Sarah Design Studio
Fabric - 28 count Newport Red / Natural Zweigart linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 9 May 2014
Completed - 10 May 2014

For many folks the return of Robins is one of the earliest signs of spring.

While I am still Pickle-sitting, I did spend a bit of time at home on Saturday.
Solomon 'helped' me...

...while Padma and Tom-Cat enjoyed the sunny afternoon.

Song Sparrows are pretty mundane looking BBBs - Basic Brown Birds!  Their song though is very melodious and up-lifting.

They live in all 50 states in the winter then migrate to the northern half of the US and into Canada to breed.  If you'd like to hear their cheerful tune, take a listen their 'Typical Voice' here.  

I had a couple of Anna's Hummingbirds at the feeders.  I must say even the belly feathers are pretty on this bird!

A few weeks ago, I set up a third feeder near the kitchen window.
The hummers have finally found it!

Here's part of the reason why I go through 20 lbs of peanut a month!
Greedy Steller's Jays!

And interestingly the Black-headed Evening Grosbeaks also are peanut fans.
Someone asked about the name Grosbeak and as they thought it does mean 'large beak'. The French called them 'Gros bek errant' and the name was only partially translated to Grosbeak in English.

The Evening Grosbeaks do not appear to be interested in peanuts.  They have however, found the sunflower feeder I placed on the eaves of the Front Porch.


cucki said...

Sweet stitching
And lovely birds
Hugs x

Carol said...

Really cute finish, Beth--haven't seen that one before! Robins--oh, we're dealing with a real looney-tune one here. He repeatedly flies into the window in our den. We thought that by putting the screen in, that would stop this behavior. Nope! Next we'll be trying long plastic strips hanging outside, I guess!

Barb said...

I love that robin stitch! Great bird pics, I love to hear the birds early in the morning! It starts my day off just right.

Maggee said...

I may have heard that song sparrow around here... tho I wouldn't know a difference...yet! Cute Robins finish!

Margaret said...

Love the finish! Love the birds too, as always!

carol fun said...

Love the stitched robins and all the other pretty birds! Have a great week.

Chris said...

Lovely robin stitching.
Lovely pics. Scratch all the cats behind their ears for me.

Vickie said...

Oh I like the robin stitching. The variance in the floss color makes you have boy and girl robins. :)

Angela P said...

Lovely finish :)