Design - "Summer Bird" (Wee One)
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Summer Khaki linen
Fibers - WDW & GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 13 August 2013
Completed - 13 August 2013
I figured that "Summer Bird" was an appropriate, if not almost perfect stitch for August.
Here are some of my local Summer Birds.
My flock of Band-tailed Pigeons has diminished to just 10-15. That's just fine by me. The smaller group does not wreck havoc with my feeders.
The number of Black-headed Grosbeaks has also declined from a high of 18-24 birds, to now just 6 or so. Those six are usually females / juvenile birds. It is rare that I see a mature male.
The opposite is true of the American Goldfinches.
I am now seeing 20-30 birds in the morning.
This Goldfinch appears to be a bit puzzled by the Rufous Hummingbird scratching an itch!
My male Lesser Goldfinch is molting and looks a bit tatty.
For a true pretty yellow bird the last 1/3 of August I have to rely on my female Western Tanager.
On one of our ultra-hot days, I had quite the gathering at a bird bath - two Flickers and two Steller's Jays.
The California Quail number peak at this time of year. I have a family with 12 tiny babies, a family with 4 babies, a family with 12 large kids, and a family of 48 or so! That's a lot of quail!
No wonder the bunnies begin to feel a bit crowded!