Monday, November 16, 2015

A Turkey and Woodpeckers


Designer - Bent Creek
Design - "Autumn Spice + White"
Fabric - 32 count Picture This Plus Doubloon Cashel
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 11 November 2015
Completed - 14 November 2015

This was a sweet little 'small' to stitch - 2" x 2".

I heard or saw all my woodpeckers this past week.

I had not one, but two Hairy Woodpeckers visiting my backyard feeders. 

I was pleased to see a female (on the right).

I have been seeing a male Hairy (on the left) quite regularly.

He also works away on the feeders in the front of the house.

The Red-breasted Sapsucker never made a sound, but I noticed him anyway.
See his needle-like tongue?

He came by late in the afternoon, so I battled low light while taking these photographs.

I am hoping to continue to see Sapsuckers as fall turns into winter.

I do still see my Acorn Woodpeckers often.

Here's a couple of guys . The one on the right looks pretty proud to have snagged a peanut.

I do have lots of peanuts available

I had a young male Red-Shafted Northern Flicker eating sunflower seeds.  That's rather usual as I normally see them at my suet feeders. 

The bird then decided to work away on one of our large Douglas Fir trees.

He has a very faint red mustache - I assume it will turn darker as he becomes a mature adult male.

Stripes and spots - it works well for this bird!

Here's a female eating suet.

I did hear a Pileated Woodpeckers a couple of times last week, but I never caught a glimpse of the bird.

7 comments:

Ranae said...

I love your turkey and the woodpeckers
I see our flicker pecking on the ground for bugs, never in the feeders or suet. We have two young ones this year. I never heard of a acorn woodpecker, we must not have them in the area

Justine said...

Simple but very effective little turkey stitch!

Vickie said...

This turkey stitch is sweet!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Very cute

Barb said...

Woodpeckers are such beautiful birds! I love your small turkey stitch! The perfect thing for Nov.

Frances N said...

That is a really cute turkey!
I love the woodpeckers! They are such fun birds! And of course, those pretty flickers--just love the spots!

Maggee said...

That is a really cute little Turkey! I love seeing the woodpeckers! Hugs!