Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bath Time House Hunting

I started one of the four European bird Little Stitcher designs I have. I was going to begin with January's bird, but was missing a DMC color.  So I'm starting with February - a European Robin.

Meanwhile, here are some of my early April birds.

A Chestnut-backed Chickadee

I enjoyed watching this Song Sparrow take a bath.

Lots of water droplets and feather fluffing.

Taking a soak.

Poised to jump in...

Shake birdie shake!

Look at the water fly!

Here's a female Lesser Goldfinch.

The Violet-green Swallows continue to check out different nesting boxes (aka birdhouses). 

Here's a happy couple.

I think this will be where they nest and raise their family. I'm seeing anywhere from 8-14 birds.  I think I've heard Tree Swallows and Purple Martins, but haven't had a confirmed sighting of either species. 


Margaret said...

How lovely! I guess it's house hunting season again!

Robin in Virginia said...

Glad the Violet-Green Swallows have decided on housing! I look forward to seeing your bird stitch.

Maggee said...

I saw a Chickadee going in and out of a hole in a dead tree in the State Park today... think I got great pictures. Here are home I am not so lucky in getting pictures! I LOVE European Robins!! They are so much more different than ours out here! Petite for one thing! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, those bird bath pictures are priceless!