Monday, May 9, 2016

Busy Weekend

Design - "Blue Owl on Branch"
Designer - Cherry Hill Stitchery
Fabric - 28 count Light Gray Jobelan
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 27 October 2014
Completed - 31 October 2014

We had a very busy weekend what with one thing and another, so I don't have any new stitching to show.  Since I'm featuring birds this month, I thought I'd toss in an owl stitch from my archives. 

And while, I've not seen an owl, I did see an 'infrequent' bird.

This is a female Brown-headed Cowbird. The male is shiny black with a chocolate brown head. The female is 'quieter' in colors - her size and the beak helped me to ID her.

Lots of people do not care for Cowbirds as they are a parasitic bird.  They find an active nest and lay their eggs in the nest, often tossing out the original eggs.  The Cowbird eggs and babies are then raised by the other, often smaller birds.  

I counted 16 California Quail the other day.

Everyone has paired up.

Sunday morning was rather cold and rainy. 

The birds were extra puffy in defense of the weather.


Carol said...

I wish I could puff myself up like the quails against the cold, rainy weather we've been having, Beth!! They are so cute! And your old owl stitch is perfect for bird month :)

Le trame della Galaverna said...

So pretty
Owl is very cute
Bird's photos are super
Ciao Giovanna

Barb said...

What a cute little owl you have stitched! A cowbird, I have never seen one of those. As always, I enjoy seeing the quails even if the poor things were cold!

LDR said...

The Cali Quail are so beautiful!