Thursday, July 6, 2017

Blue Stars Small Birds

I bought a pattern on Etsy from Sub Rosa and this pattern "13 Stars" was added at no charge.  I've decided to start of July by stitching this.

Here's a selection of July's birds.

Here's a young Evening Grosbeak.

She's rumpled looking...

and downy too.

Male Black-headed Grosbeak and male Evening Grosbeak.

Evening Grosbeaks

Black-headed Grosbeak (male)

Black-headed Grosbeak (female).

Cedar Waxwing

I had three Anna's in the backyard at the same time - captured two of them!

A small flock of Bushtits have been by for three days running.

They are such funny looking little birds - comical.

The light eye indicates this is a female.

Another rather comical bird - Red-breasted Nuthatch. 

I like how they approach life upside down.

A pair of Black-capped Chickadees.

It was a thrill to see a male Western Tanager the other morning.

Not a great photo, but I think you can see that he is a lovely bird.

I was also serenaded by a Bewick's Wren. 

A great way to start off the morning.

And it was nice to see my Raven couple cuddling.

It's rare that I get to see a Barn Swallow resting.
Hope you have the opportunity to sit back and take a rest today.


MaryO said...

Just fantastic Beth! Great shots!

LeShawn said...

I am not an outdoorsy girl. But I love coming by your blog to see your nature posts. Amazing photography. Keep them coming.

Margaret said...

Great photos as always. I love seeing what you capture -- always learn about birds too!

Maggee said...

That's going to be a cute little piece. Look forward to seeing it! Love all the little birds. At first glance, I might mistake some of those Grosbeaks, their colorings are so similar, tho in different places! Your Bushtits are just the cutest... reminds of of our tiny little Blue-gray Gnatcatchers! I have yet to see the Red-breasted Nuthatch... on my Most Wanted spot right now. Maybe late this summer... Thanks for sharing, as always! Hugs!

deb said...

Always love looking at your bird pictures! Have never seen a cedar waxwing in person (even though they're supposed to live around here and also where we used to live). They look so ... perfectly smooth is the only way I can think to describe - they make me think of that person whose hair is always absolutely perfect.

Barb said...

I love the new design. A great one for July. Wonderful photos of all the sweet birds!