Garden Grumbles and Cross Stitch Fumbles November 2016 Blog Header
Row #1: Padma and a turkey; Bent Creek, "Flatbed Turkey"; Heart in Hand, "Thanksgiving Sampler"; Solomon and Padma and turkeys.
Row #2: Bent Creek "Leaves", The Trilogy, "Happy Gobble Gobble Day"; Bent Creek, "Autumn Spice + White"; Bent Creek, "Tiny Tim Turkey".
Row #3: The Prairie Schooler, "A Prairie Year" - "November"; The Cricket Collection, "Thankful Kiss".
Row #4: Solomon and turkeys, Lizzie Kate, "Sampling Thanksgiving".
On to the birds.
One day last week a Sharp-shinned Hawk spent most of the day close to the feeders. A dozen Steller's Jays mobbed the bird, but were unable to drive it off.
Yes, our deer fence provides a nice perch for a hawk!
I was delighted to see a small flock of Cedar Waxwings.
I am always glad to see these guys with their distinctive profile.
I'd like to amend our berm with more native plants with berries to attract these birds.
And here's a bird I do nothing to attract! A young European Starling.
How's this for a funny two-some?
An adult European Starling and a female Acorn Woodpecker.