Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday's Birds

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.


Pull the other thread said...

Great progress on your stitching.

Justine said...

That's a beautiful thrush. Great progress. I love your owl header for October too!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Always very beautiful

Barb said...

That is going to be such a pretty design. The birds have been very quiet here too. Maybe they sense the colder temps coming soon.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

We mostly have the Eurasian collared doves here in Kuwait. But it's the bulbuls and minah birds that I enjoy listening to and viewing the most. :)

Maggee said...

Great start on the Swainson's Thrush! Have seen no robins in months... can't figure that one out... No one is reporting seeing them! I thought they were year round residents! I hope we see more Cedar Waxwings this fall... not sure of them tho! I think in a week or so, I will see more birds! Hugs!