I've started stitching Heartstring Samplery's "Swainson's Thrush" and here's my progress. The thrush is a quietly colored bird in beige and light brown.
The skies and the birds have been quiet lately as well.
I think this is my last photo of a Band-tailed Pigeon for the year. I've not seen one for two or three days now. They should be headed down to Baja California now.
This bird looks a lot like a Band-tailed, but it's beak is dark and it is smaller. It's a Eurasian Collard Dove - an invasive species like the Starling. It's a bit larger than the Mourning Dove (which I much prefer to observe!).
I am still seeing small flocks of Cedar Waxwings.
The groups are of 15-18 birds.
I just wish they'd come in closer for better photos.
With the return of rainy days, I am seeing more American Robins. Early in the morning they have quite a bit to say to one another.