Thursday, April 30, 2015

Before April Ends

Before April ends I think I'll tackle one more Easter stitch.  I pulled out two different variegated threads - I'm thinking the one on the left will win out.

A few days ago a large flock of Evening Grosbeaks swooped in "Chrring" away noisily.

The guys are so bright and cheerful.

It turned out to be the perfect time to try out my newest feeder.

The dome feeder on the left is new and the Grosbeaks appear fine with it.

I even captured a bird in flight to the feeders.

The Grosbeaks will also feed on the ground.

I'd rather they use the feeders as they are safer there. The slanted roof of this feeder has worked a charm in keeping the Band-tailed Pigeons from gorging out.  Yea!  

I also had a very large group of American Goldfinches and Pine Siskins.

The feeder on the upper left is a 'cling' feeder designed so that only small song birds can hang on. 

I counted 24 Goldfinches and 27 Grosbeaks!

Besides the food, having water available is also important.

Everyone enjoys a natter at the water fountain!


Margaret said...

I assume you have to clean the water fountains periodically so the water is nice and fresh? Love seeing your various bird feeders. So interesting to hear which ones work for whom.

Pam in IL said...

I can't wait to see your Easter stitch. It's nice to see the birds liking your new feeder. I haven't counted how many Goldfinches I have (mostly because they move too fast for me to count them), but I must have close to as many as you have.

Carol said...

Wow--so many goldfinches, Beth! I just looked up what a group of goldfinches was called--a charm (but, I'm sure you already knew that :)

I love your last Easter stitch for the month and look forward to seeing what your May header will be!

daisy g said...

Forgive my question, but I'm new to the stitching arts. Where do you get your patterns? Are they available in craft stores? Someone gave me a bag of embroidery thread and I'd love to be able to use it. Thanks!

Enjoy all the lovely birds of spring!

Barb said...

Your post could be called the colorful bird show! Just beautiful. I also like your next stitch.

Maggee said...

Good choice on the feeder for the Evening Grosbeaks! Keeping it in mind! Wonder if the grackles will fit in it? I think so... I have a video of one trying to get the suet that I have got to post on my blog... kinda funny! Looking forward to the Easter stitch! Hugs!