Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday's Finish

Design - "Calendar of Birds" - "Yellow Wagtail"
Designer - The Little Stitcher
Fabric - 32 count Vintage Mocha linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 12 August 2018
Completed - 14 August 2018

Jrrobinantony via Wiki Commons
The Yellow Wagtail is a European and African bird - and one I've never seen, so I decided to share this photo from Wiki Commons. It's quite handsome.

I have no wagtails to share, but I do have woodpeckers.

Here's my male Hairy Woodpecker...

I see him most days. 

Here's a female Hairy - she is very infrequent mid-summer.

My Acorn Woodpeckers have been scarce too.
See the two birds?

I sometimes have a male come to the backyard feeders.

But earlier this week I had three - three males fly in at the same time.
One was clearly a juvenile - I'm hoping for photos.

Come on guys - I want a family portrait! 

The Flickers remain reliable - like this male.

And here's a female.

I've had up to three at the feeders.

Blurry very long distance photos of a male Pileated Woodpecker.

I could hear the bird calling and calling and calling.

I finally found it off in the distance atop a Cottonwood.
That wraps up the woodpeckers for this week.


Robin in Virginia said...

What a pretty bird stitch you have finished, Beth! Thanks for sharing!

Vickie said...

Very nice finish Beth.

Terri Patillo said...

Such lovely birds and a great finish before the weekend!

Rhodesia said...

I am wondering just how many birds you have in cross-stitch it must be hundreds. I love woodpeckers, but here I mostly hear them and seldom see them. Enjoy your weekend, Diane

RJ said...

Love your bird finish Beth and it is on one of my favorite fabrics. Wow I've never seen a woodpecker...very cool! RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Barb said...

What a lovely stitching finish! That is a very pretty bird but I also love seeing your wonderful woodpeckers!

Mary said...

I never heard of wagtails before but what a pretty bird. I love seeing the variety of woodpecker that come to your feeders.