Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring Birds

Design - "Hens & Chicks"
Chart - "Bunnies & Chicks" #121 
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count Lambswool linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 3 threads
Started - 23 March 2011
Completed - 8 April 2011

What's up in Birdland?

After a couple of week's hiatus, the Violet-green Swallows are back.
They truly are not serious about house hunting quite yet. 

The Black-capped Chickadees are very active.

I'm thinking this may well be my last photo of a White-throated Sparrow for several months.  These birds will head north to breed. 

They are being replaced by White-crowned Sparrows.

I've seen as many as four birds - they'll nest here.

The Mourning Doves are pairing up.

And while I've not yet seen an American Goldfinch, I do have more Lesser Goldfinches than in past years - eight or nine birds at last count.  Just like gardening, each birding year is uniquely  different than past years.


Vickie said...

Hens & Chicks is awfully cute!

Barb said...

That white-crowned sparrow is such a pretty bird. Love that little stitched piece.