Design - "Black-headed Grosbeak"
Chart - "The Bird Collection - Part I"
Designer - Heartstring Samplery
Fabric - 30 count Wren Picture This Plus linen
Started - 24 April 2016
Completed - 14 May 2016
Framed - September 2016
The light is glaring on this photo; believe me it looks nicer. Once again Beth Twist did any amazing job - she captured the look of a male Black-headed Grosbeak perfectly.
Let's take a look at 'my' Black-headed Grosbeaks from the summer of 2016.
The birds returned in April - the males first and I was thrilled to see them once again.
Then the females showed up/
They wear quieter colors than the males.
The males have a lovely song they sing as they defend their territory...
...and attempt to attract females...
...who aren't always that impressed.
By late August their work is done.
They finish off my elderberries...
...and everyone, including the darling juveniles, head south once again.