I finally got around to starting Heartstring Samplery's "Western Tanager" and have stitched the female of the pair. The colors are perfect and I have to wonder why I took so long to get started.
I haven't seen a Tanager lately, but I have seen...
...a Cooper's Hawk.
And yes, the quail. The youngsters are such messy looking birds as they grow and develop their adult plumage.
Don't they look like a group of teenagers hanging around talking after school?
Here's what the guys are striving for!
There are a couple of very young birds yet.
I think this could be a Hallmark card for Father's Day.
I still have Starlings, but they do not often come to the feeders which pleases me.
The past few days I've seen several American Robins.
And after several week's hiatus, I am now seeing a House Finch or two.
The Oregon Juncos have also been absent lately. I am now seeing one or two birds most mornings.
As I mentioned yesterday, the American Goldfinches are omnipresent - though in very muted colors.