Design - "August"
Chart - "A Prairie Year"
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count Lambswool linen
Fibers -DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads - watermelon seeds 1 strand smyrna crosses
Started - 15 August 2016
Completed - 19 August 2016
It's supposed to be 97° today - I think that calls for a watermelon for dessert.
With the hot weather , I'm not having much bird activity.
I haven't seen a Downy Woodpecker since August 12th.
I am hearing Hairy Woodpeckers, but they are not frequenting the feeders.
This female did stop by for a quick bite.
The Acorn Woodpeckers are AWOL too. I have been watching them in the evening when they sit on a branch and then sally out to pick off a flying insect. They are eating insects right now, not suet or peanuts. Last year by this time, they had brought their newly fledged youngster to the feeders. I am hoping that I will soon see a young bird or two and increase my Acorn Woodpecker population from two to three or four or even five birds.
The Flickers are coming by for a drink, but not eating at the feeders.
With all that negative stuff, it was great to have a Pileated Woodpecker fly in.
The bird did not come as close as I might have liked, but I still got some good looks.
Here you can compare the size of the bird with the jays watching below.
At 16"-19" long - this is a BIG bird!