Thursday, April 28, 2016

Something for Everyone

Design - "Splish Splash!"
Designer - Sam Sarah Design Studios
Fabric - 32 count Ice Blue Belfast linen
Fibers - Crescent Colours - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 19 April 2016
Completed - 21 April 2016

I decided to have Bluebirds splashing away in my cross stitched birdbath.

On the birding front I've seen a Brown-headed Cowbird and a Brewer's Blackbird briefly in the backyard.  I was not able to get photos of either, but if you click on their names you can see what they look like.

I was really pleased to get a photo of my first female Rufous Hummingbird for the year.  Welcome back!  I'd begun to wonder if you were ever coming!  The males have been here for a month now.

I continue to see a male Lesser Goldfinch.

I am getting more and more American Goldfinches.  I counted 8 males and 4 females years day.

The Evening Grosbeaks are taking their own sweet time.

My largest flock at the feeders thus far has been 3 males and 2 females.

Here's a Year-Around Bird - a Black-capped Chickadee.

I finally got a photo that shows off just how pretty and blue the Tree Swallows are.


Pam in IL said...

Another cute finish (and now I've got that splish splash song stuck in my head, lol). We have lots of Cowbirds and various blackbirds hanging around the feeders. Love all the pics of the other birds too.

Carol said...

Such a cute finish, Beth--you must have the most amazing library of bird related charts :)

The shade of blue in the Tree Swallow is so delightful!

Barb said...

Splish Splash is so cute. We now have our bird bath up and running.

Margaret said...

Love seeing the lovely variety of birds. Yay spring! All the color!

Maggee said...

I saw lots and lots of beautiful Tree Swallows on our trip to TN, and they were so fun to watch. I put up a hummingbird feeder when we got home...we shall see!