Thursday, August 28, 2014

Presenting a Robin

Design - "May"
Chart - "Spring and Fall"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count natural linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 26 May 2014
Completed - 22 August 2014 

A UFO has gone from a WIP to finished!
I am so pleased with this finish!  I love the colors - the rust of the Robin's breast - the yellow and blue of the flowers - the green grass.

Though I've not seen any Robins lately, I have had plenty of birds to keep me (and the cats) interested.


The Goldfinches are busy in the Elderberry. So it is no wonder I never see any berries.  I think they eat them as soon as the berries set.

My Goldfinch numbers have dropped appreciably from the high of 50 or more that I had a couple of weeks ago.

I now see 10-15 birds at the feeders and in the shrubs close by.

I have fewer Black-headed Grosbeaks as well.

My California Quail have melded and merged into one large group of around 25 birds.

There are several adult males and females who keep watch and manage the movements of the covey.

The youngsters are now 3/4 the size of the adults.

They have the gangly, just-out-of-bed appearance of teenagers! 

This past week I've heard a Hairy Woodpecker or two as they flown around the edges of the property.  I was pleased to see one - even from afar.

Also from afar and upon high, another sighting of my female Western Tanager. 

This is my nice surprise.  I heard an unusual bird call and looked up. The Wilson's Warbler came by for all of 30 seconds and I managed to 'capture' a pretty decent shot of this lovely little bird. 

11 comments:

Robin said...

Love your PS Robin finish! Congratulations on eliminating a UFO from your pile.

Robin in Virginia

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Your robin is beautiful! Those California Quail are pretty amazing also

Anne said...

Such a pretty little red robin! I haven't seen a robin around either in awhile. I miss their beautiful song. Very pretty birds you have around to keep you and the cats busy!

krayolakris said...

That robin is my favorite of the series! Congrats on your finish! Your covey (covies?) of quail....amazing!!

Barb said...

A great PS finish!! Good photographing to get that Wilson's Warbler!!!!

Margaret said...

Love your PS finish! Gorgeous! I also love seeing all the beautiful birds that come to visit you. It's interesting to see how their behavior changes over time.

Carol said...

What a great PS finish, Beth--those older charts have the best color combos! And the birds are darling--love the shot you got of the Wilson's Warbler :)

Melissa said...

Nice Robin finish!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I love the photo of the youngster and your very apt description made me smile.

Melody said...

I love your Robin finish! I will have to stitch this one sometime.

thanks for keeping us up on the bird sightings in your area. It is always fun to read about them, and see your pictures!

Melanie said...

Very nice finish! I like this little guy. :)