Thursday, October 26, 2017

Be Very Scary!

Design - "Be Very Scary"
Chart - "Hats Off to Halloween"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Amber linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 19 October 2017
Completed - 21 October 2017

Look at that - another finish!  I'm on a roll this month.

When woodpeckers are scared, they 'freeze' at the feeder.  They hold still for several minutes at a time if they perceive there is danger.

The small Downy Woodpecker is particularly vulnerable to predation.

I've also seen the larger Hairy Woodpecker 'freeze'.

This cylinder of food is almost gone now. They've been hungry birds this month.

Hey!  It's a Red-breasted Sapsucker!

And better than average photos this time.

This was a thrill!  TWO Red-breasted Sapsuckers.

Here's a male Acorn Woodpecker.

And here's a young male (blue eyes) and an adult male (pink eyes).

So how many Acorn Woodpeckers are there?
I'm not sure.  I've never seen more than three at a time, but as I've seen two females and two males...hmmm...four birds total?

No one will tell me.

I must keep watching...

Hey you two!

If it were easy to walk over to your granary tree I'd hang out there for a bit to see what's going on. 

I think you are making this a challenge!

Well, I'm up for it.

This female Flicker posed for me.

She seemed to have a bit rather bedraggled tail feathers.

What do you think?

I'll end with a male Flicker...and keep waiting for a Pileated to come by.


Robin in Virginia said...

Congratulations on your Halloween finish; it is lovely! Another wonderful batch of bird pictures, Beth.

RJ said...

Oh that is such a cute stitch with the owl in his Halloween finest. And your woodpecker photos are amazing. Look at those colors!!! RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

LaNelle said...

What a perfect Stitch! Those are a beautiful assortment of woodpeckers we are experiencing our 1st snow ❄️❄️of the season & my feeders are crazy busy....

deb said...

All those beautiful woodpeckers - what delightful pictures! And wait a second, didn't you just *start* Be Very Scary? Wow, it looks great!

Barb said...

I just love Be Scary! what great colors. I am so impressed with all the different woodpeckers. I generally only get flickers, hairy, and on a few very lucky occasions the pileated.

Maggee said...

Wow--that was a quick stitch to finish! Cute! I am watching a Downy 'freeze' on the feeder right now... Hopefully the hawks are not around! Tis the season! I've seen four in the past three days... in my neighborhood! Hugs!

Anna van Schurman said...

I need to pick up some small projects that I can get done in a few days. That should kick start me! This one is super cute!