Design - "Whoo Gives a Hoot?" (full moon)
Designer - Val's Stuff
Fabric - 28 count Hauted Picture This plus Cashel
Fibers - WDW & DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 10 October 2016
Completed - 16 October 2016
Goodness, it took me 1/2 the month to get my first finish. I think this one was worth the wait. The fabric is wonderful as is the WDW color used for the full moon. And as we had a Super Moon Saturday night, this is a fitting finish.
The Great Horned Owls are beginning to converse at night. They are courting and will soon begin nesting. They raise their young in the winter and young owls do not begin to learn to hunt until late spring / early summer when there are lots of critters to practice upon.
Most of my feeder birds are Quiet Birds heading into winter.
They don't talk much, and have for the most part lost their vibrant courting colors.
The American Goldfinches are a case in point.
Here's another Quiet Bird. The Fox Sparrows have returned and they have a recognizable 'click' sound that they make. No songs this time of year.
For several years I confused these guys with Song Sparrows, but now I can tell them apart.
I have a couple of White-crowned Sparrows that show up most days.
I think they are pretty easy for a newbie birder to learn to ID.
The Oregon Juncos are slowly returning too.
They are feisty birds, so I rarely see more than two or three at a time.