Friday, June 10, 2016

Tree Tops

I've started stitch the Amy Bruecken design "Bee Good or Bee Quiet".  As with all her designs, the colors are loud and cheerful.

The birds have been loud and cheerful from atop the trees. 

A female Purple Finch.

A pair of Scrub Jays.

A young male Red-shafted Northern Flicker.
Note how plump he is and that the red mustache is small, both signs of a newly fledged bird.

This Spotted Towhee looks a bit crazed as it sings away.

Red eye and red mouth.

The male Black-headed Grosbeak has a lovely song.

He looks a little disgruntled here. 

A trio of Band-tailed Pigeons.
I am so pleased to report that from a high of over 50 birds in early May, I now see an average of 15-20 birds.  Much more manageable.  

An Anna's Hummingbird scratching and preening.

A Raven certainly has no song!

Nonetheless, he had much to talk about. 


Margaret said...

Fantastic pics as always. Do you feel it's true that the dawn chorus is less vociferous these days? I worry about that. Anyway, love seeing the variety of birds!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Always beautiful pictures

Barb said...

The trees and the birds make beautiful photos!

Maggee said...

Great set of pictures today! We have a pair of Eastern Towhees most every day... if I don't see them, I certainly hear them! And a Blue Jay came onto the feeder, looked in at me, and flew off! Good--don't want them adding to the pest list! Just pose for a picture, and leave! Do the birds wake you up each morning? I have started hearing them at about 4, but today it was 2 am! Do they ever sleep?? Hugs!

Anna van Schurman said...

Looking forward to seeing your Bee Good or Bee Quiet. It is already showing better than the pictures the designer used.