Thursday, May 26, 2016

Blue Bird Yellow Birds

I've taken am older Bent Creek 'zippers' kit and changed out the fabric to 28 count Light Mocha Cashel and the fibers to DMC & WDW.  It's called "Blue Bird.

And while I've not seen any blue birds yet this year, I did have a new yellow bird return for the spring / summer.

A lovely male Western Tanager! 

He's larger than an American Goldfinch and the flash of yellow and red caught my eye.

He is not a 'feeder bird', but was nice enough to pose for several photos before flying off. 

This guy is a feeder bird.

A good old Scrub Jay.

I think the Juncos are nesting.  I only see one or two instead of the dozen or more that I had this winter. 

The Cedar Waxwings are also not feeder birds. But they have been hanging around in the evenings.  I first hear their soft high-pitched call as they talk among themselves. 

Then I find them in the trees at the edge of the backyard.


Vickie said...

Oh that Western Tanager is awesome to look at!

Amy said...

Wow, the Tanager is spectacular!

What you said about the Juncos not being around because they are nesting - my mom is worried about 'her' hummingbirds because she hasn't seen them around her feeders lately. I said that maybe they're nesting, and that was why, but I was just sort of making that up because I have no idea. Is it probably true, do you think?

CalamityJr said...

I think they're all beautiful, but the male Western Tanager - wow!

krayolakris said...

Ah, the classically handsome! But the Western T...he's dressed to disco!

Carol said...

Oh, I just love that Western Tanager--he looks like he belongs in the tropics with those sunset colors!

Maggee said...

Congrats on spotting the Western Tanager! What a beauty! All those birds... wonderful to see! Thanks for sharing!

Anna van Schurman said...

Fabulous birds this time. A few I've never seen before/didn't know. Thanks for sharing!