Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Cat and Several Birds

With my recent lack of stitching progress it's back to The Archives we go!

Design - "Primitive Cat"
Chart - "Barn Cats"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 28 count natural linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 20 September 2014
Completed - 28 September 2014

So now let's take a look at some birds.

I've blogged about this poor Towhee before. He has only one leg and no tail feathers - signs of a run-in with a hawk I think. The good news is that he continues to do okay.  He hops around on one leg, and eats well, and can fly without problems.  

I thought it odd to see so many Goldfinches latched to the side of a large Douglas fir tree.  

They continue to flock to the feeders in large numbers.  Last autumn they totally disappeared and I did not see them again until spring.  

Some of the birds are still rather scruffy looking as they transition from juvenile to adult like this Steller's Jay. 

The two Scrub Jays are better looking. 

And let's not forget some of our other little birds like the Black-capped Chickadee...

...and the Oregon Junco.

Happily I continue to see a Western Tanager two of three times a week. 

It is a lovely bird.


Vickie said...

Aww, I feel for the little Towhee.
How is Solomon?

jhm said...

Love the MEOW in the header. I also stitched that years ago.

Barb said...

That little towhee teaches us a valuable lesson! I do like your older stitch!

Adam Jones said...

Glad to see that having only one leg is not hindering the little Towhee

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a great variety of birds. I am glad to see the Towhee is doing well. Wonderful photos. Have a happy day!

Margaret Adamson said...

gra tht the Towhee is managing to keep alive and out of trouble adn I love the Goldfinch on the douglas fir