I am working right along on "Bee Happy". I think I will be able to share a finish with you next week.
When I'm not stitching, I am outside gardening or reading and watching birds.
This past week I've had a couple of New Birds.
First up, a female Yellow Warbler.
She is a bit larger than the American Goldfinches.
The male is much more brightly colored.
I think she is rather sweet.
Then last Friday, this bird's singing caught my attention and I found it!
It flew in closer to my Big Birdfeeder.
It took some doing, but I figured out that it is a first year male Bullock's Oriole.
A new-to-me bird and a new yard bird!
While they eat insects and fruit and nectar, this one was checking out my feeders.
The black throat and black line through the eye helped to ID the bird.
And oh, how it sang! You can listen to it's Typical Voice here.
The bird is supposed to like cottonwoods along side streams which we certainly have.
It was rather thrilling to see this bird.
And here was my final surprise.
Yesterday a mature male Bullock's Oriole flew in for just long enough for me to snap off one good photo. You can see that he has a black back and black atop his head as well as the black throat and eye line. He is far more orange-yellow than the younger male bird. Pretty exciting. I am now wondering if there might be a nest down near the creek.