Tuesday, January 19, 2016

January Stitch January Birds

I've picked my next snowman - a Lizzie Kate called "Tis the Season".

Our weather pattern has been several days of rain followed by a morning or afternoon or blue sky followed by more rain. 

The Canada Geese flew overhead during one of the brief blue skies spells.

Here's a male House Finch to brighten a dull day.

I think all the Juncos were basking in the sunshine.

Here's a close up.

The quality of light makes such a difference in a bird's appearance.
A Black-capped Chickadee in strong light.

A Black-capped Chickadee with dull defused light.

And here's a Chestnut-backed Chickadee!

It always makes me smile to see a Red-breasted Nuthatch. The Nuthatch and the Chickadees are big fans of my newest bird feeder.

11 comments:

Carol said...

I think chickadees may just be my very favorite bird--their little faces are so sweet! And thanks for the photo of the Chestnut-backed one--have never seen one (or even knew they existed!).

Have fun with your new project, Beth :)

Amy said...

Sweet little songbirds! Other than the Blue Jay (with it's 'squeaky hinge' voice), the Chickadee is the only bird I can identify by song. I love those little guys.

Your new snowman will be adorable. I love the earmuffs. :D

Lynda Harrison said...

I love your photos of the birds - they are beautiful. I also love all those snowmen!
Have a happy day!

Sherry said...

Wonderful pictures of the birds! I love to watch geese fly over in formation! What a great picture of the chickadee. They can be very hard birds to get good pictures of. I have tried! I am looking forward to Spring and nesting season. I just love to hear all the babies chirping away!

cucki said...

I love the birds so much.
Beautiful pictures..
Happy stitching x

Frances N said...

I love those sweet chickadees! And your photos of them are great!
We have Canada Geese here all the time--I saw a couple out in my side yard this morning--just sitting there and watching the world go by!
That's a really cute snowman stitch!!

Mylene said...

Beautiful pictures of the birds!
Looking forward to see your snowman update.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

I love Chickadees
In Italia we say Capinera

Barb said...

The same little delightful birds are at our feeder. We counted 15 Juncos one day on the deck below the feeder.

Pam in IL said...

I really enjoy seeing your birds! I haven't many in my backyard this winter.

Maggee said...

Love that Nuthatch!! Wishing I will see one someday! They have been seen around and about here, so it could happen! Also love seeing the Chestnut-backed Chickadee! Very cool! I am wondering if I have that LK chart in my stash now that I see yours... Gonna be a cute snowman!