Monday, August 17, 2015

Greet the New Day

I am making good progress on "Forty Days & Forty Nights".
I expect to have a finish to share later this week.

We had a pretty sunrise the other day.
The light was extraordinary I thought.

I also had a couple of Flycatchers in the area.
Not sure what this is - could be a Hammond's, Pacific Slope, or Dusky.
It never spoke, so hard to tell.  

It did exhibit the typical Flycatcher behavior.
It perched high up on this branch, and made short forays to grab an insect to eat.

Then returned to branch to do it all over again. 

I had a male Western Tanager come by for just a moment.  Long enough for me to see it and snap off one photo, then it was gone again. Late last summer I had a female and a juvenile Tanager hang out for a couple of's hoping!

I had another Flycatcher the same evening.  This one I think is a Western Pewee. 

I'll leave you with a last photo of the morning sky as the sun rose to start another day.


EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely stitching and lovely pictures, what a treat to start Monday morning. I really like your 'Forty Days & Forty Nights' so I'm on the lookout for the chart.
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Anna van Schurman said...

Noah's little bald head is adorable! :)

Margaret said...

Love Noah so far! And that Western Tanager! Gorgeous!

Wanda said...

Gorgeous sunrise! Great pics of the flycatchers and the tanager is a gorgeous little guy.
I am enjoying your ark theme - we watched For Evan's Sake last night!

Barb said...

That Western Tanager is just beautiful!! I love that Noah, he reminds me of a sweet grand father. Beautiful sunrise!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Beth, I love your pretty Western Tanager. And the sunrise is gorgeous. Pretty series on the Flycatcher. Wonderful post and birds, enjoy your day!

Margaret Adamson said...

Love both the sunrise shots and the flycatchers.

GreenComotion said...

'The Western Tanager' - what a lovely name for that beautiful bird - especially colorful!
Your snaps of the sunrise and the birds are lovely.
I hope you have 'gotten' new cats.
Have a Happy Week!
Peace :)

Marie C said...

Love the flycatcher and tanager! The sunrise is beautiful...great photos of them all. And your cross-stitch is very nice! Can't wait to see the entire piece!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The tanager is quite colourful. Nice stitching projects. I've visiting from Wild Bird Wednesday.

Wally Jones said...

Now that's the way to start a morning! Loved all of it! I hope to travel west some day to fill in a whole bunch of life birds.

Thank you for sharing!