Thursday, March 23, 2023

Quail Covey

Design - "Luck to You"
Chart - "Spring Things"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Light Mocha Cashel linen
Fibers - WDW & GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 20 March 2016
Completed - 21 March 2016

A small covey of 10-11 California Quail comes by a couple of times each day. 

As is typical there are far more females than males.

Here are a couple of females.

A mixed group of 1 male and four females.

The females were posturing - stretching their necks.
I don't think I've seen that behavior before.

Then off into the brush they go.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Wednesday's Walk

Sorry - the walk is late today.

Pine candles

Douglas Fir new growth

Douglas Fir - last year's cones

"Raining" Hazel catkins

Buds on a wilding plum tree.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Signs of Spring


Design - "A Bit of March"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Light Mocha Cashel
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 23 March 2016
Completed - 26 March 2016

Signs of Spring in the Bird World

Turkey Vultures gliding overhead. 

Return of the Band-tailed Pigeons.

Lots of Robins singing in the morning.

Here's another one.

And can you guess who this might be?

On the 17th of March, the Violet-green Swallows returned.
I've counted eight of them.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Cutie Pies

  Design - "St. Patrick's Flip it"

Designer - Lizzie Kate

Fabric - 32 count Summer Khaki Belfast linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 2 March 2017
Completed - 5 March 2017

For the first time in weeks, I had a small flock of Bushtits fly in. 

All my close-up photos are of a couple of males.

Here they are.


...and him.

Truly, they are cutie pies.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sunday's Hummers

Still no sign of a Rufous Hummingbird.

The female Anna's though are hard at work nest-building.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Saturday's Critters

Lots of critters this week.


Gray Squirrel

Bunny and Towhee

One of the fawns

But the BIG surprise

...was a bobcat on the edge of the back patio!

I was eating dinner and looked up and the cat as at the kitchen door.

By the time I got my camera it had moved to edge of the patio.

It was on high alert - looking and hunting.
And FYI on Thursday night a bear came through the backyard and bent over some of my shepherd's hooks.