I decided to get busy stitching the next of Beth Twist's Pacific NW birds, and have chose to stitch the Swainson's Thrush on the bottom left of the chart. It looks rather autumnal.
These birds are looking autumnal too.
This is my youngest and smallest California Quail chick. He and his father come by every day.
And I now have a new group stopping by. This is a covey of about 13 young birds in the care of two adult males. The birds are young enough that I cannot yet tell the males from the females.
I can tell the adult male bird easily enough!
Here's the new group again.
And here are two birds from my older, larger group.
It is easy to distinguish the females from the males.
This looks like an engagement card!
It should be titled The Happy Couple.