As I finished stitching my shamrock WIP piece, I decided to pull out another WIP and start working on it on Wednesday. This is a Noah's Ark by Blue Whale Designs that I stitched away on last year. There really is not all the much left to do - mostly back stitching. I am energized and ready to work on it and get it into the finished pile.
One of my on-going questions has been are the swallows finished raising their families for this year.
The Tree Swallows have returned to the house they occupied in April and...
...are hanging around as though they might raise a second brood.
Watching the Violet-green Swallows, I have to come to the same conclusion.
They've been gathering up the dried grasses they use as nest material.
They've been checking out houses once again.
From up high...
...and from inside.
I believe this house is occupied once again and this couple is nesting.
Much to my delight, I hear or see Cedar Waxwings most days.
Usually just a couple of birds
They talk almost continually - a high pitched 'scree'. The one of the left is 'talking'.
Every once in a while they check things out on ground level.
Front and back.
We have a lighted tree in the backyard, and that works as a bird perch.
Happy Holidays from the Cedar Waxwings!