Monday, October 26, 2015

Late October Birds Stitched and Otherwise

Design - "The Owl Next Door"
Designer - The Bent Creek
Fabric - 32 count Dirty linen
Fibers - WDW & GAST & Crescent Colors - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 17 October 2015
Completed - 22 October 2015

I like my little spooky  cross-eyed owl. Hmmm...on closer examination, he appears to have a cat hair on his hat - I wonder how that happened!

I visited a neighbor a couple of driveways down the way and she had Varied Thrushes working away in the Oak leaf litter.

She told me she's had as many as a dozen at a time. As I've maxed out with three, I was a bit envious.

Robins are also Thrushes and some folks find it hard to distinguish between the two. The male Varied Thrush has a black eye-band and a black V beneath its throat.  I am hoping to see a Varied Thrush or two here.

I am seeing a few more Mourning Doves - groups of 2, 3, 4, and 5.

While my California Quail - well I think I counted 38 bird! 

As the birds are in constant motion, I experiment using the 'sports' setting of my camera.

I think it did a better job of stopping the motion and reducing the blur.

I am expecting that this large group will disperse as winter progresses, and I will have far fewer when it comes time to pair up in the spring.  

10 comments:

Maggee said...

OOOh love that Varied Thrush!! Pretty colors! Wow!

Carol said...

What a wise looking owl you've stitched, Beth--I'm sure he doesn't mind a cat hair or two :)

So many quail!! I can't imagine!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very lovely stitching

the Fairy Stitcher said...

♥ such a cute finish ♥

Irene said...

che belle foto e che amore il gufo!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful collection of birds. I love the pretty Varied Thrush and the Quail are awesome. Great post. Have a happy week!

Jackie said...

I like the little snap you used for the bat's body. Sometimes I use snaps for eyes on my pumpkins and snowmen. I always enjoy seeing your pictures of the birds. Love the quails....

bettyl-NZ said...

These are lovely birds and I have never seen these varieties at all!

Cloudia said...

Oh I like your friends, feline and feathered!


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Rambling Woods said...

I love the owls...I collect them...anything here could have orange tabby fur on it..I warn visitors... I never thought of using the sports setting on the camera. I have to try that.. Nice selection of birds you are seeing...Michelle