Saturday, June 30, 2018

Saturday's Critters

Oh the chipmunks!

They are ever so clever!

I cannot begin to count the number of sunflower seed clumps that have been planted, have germinated, and are now sprouting.

Up we go!

And out we go.

Fortunately, the peanuts do not germinate!

Mr Gray Squirrel showed up...

...and found the stash of sunflower seeds.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Friday's Finish and More Fledglings

Design - "Buzz"
Chart - "Spring Smalls"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 32 count Light blue Lugana
Fiber - WDW 'Concord' - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 24 June 2018
Completed - 26 June 2018

The Bird Babies continue to fledge and provide me with lots of entertainment!

Wednesday morning my Raven family made their first appearance.
CAn you figure out which one is Baby Bird?  

Yep, the one with it's mouth wide open!

Feed me!

This I think is a form of submissive behavior, as the adult taps the baby's head to show him who is in charge.

Do you understand youngster?

All three birds were very talkative - so this was a noisy production.

Lesson learned...

Now you get to eat!

That same morning a Black-capped Chickadee Big Baby (on the left) continued to beg for handouts. 

At this point the parent bird was feeding the youngster suet.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

A New Start and Baby Birds

...and I'm off and stitching the bunny...

Mornings here are so lovely.  Parvati comes outside and dozes soaking up Vitamin C.  She's not much of a hunter any longer. Which is fine with me.

I can watch the young Oregon Juncos in peace.

Isn't that a sweet little bird?

Here's a young Song Sparrow with an adult bird.

They hung out in the roses most of the morning. 

The Black-headed Grosbeaks are beginning to fledge.

I've not seen them with adult birds, but they exhibit newly-fledged behavior - ruffled feathers, clumsy flying, excessive talking! 

Here's a young Evening Grosbeak.

She's a sweetie too.

Right profile.

Left profile.

And here are her parents.

She begged for food with some success. 

Her Mom gave in several times

...maybe just for a moment's quiet!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Wednesday's Afternoon Walk

I guess it will be an afternoon walk this week.
Still the skies are blue, there's a bit of a breeze and the temperature is moderate.
Off we go.

Lots of white flowers this time of year.



Douglas fir cones

Hazel nuts - I've been watching the chipmunks harvest them.

It's a wonderful year for Columbia lilies - there are eight plants in full bloom.

The first of the blackberries.

Corn lilies.

Pink blossoms of blackberries.

For years our performing arts curtain was of blackberry blossoms.

Bitter cherries are ripening...

...and the Robins are eating them lickity-split.


Douglas' Spirea is budding out.

Right now I think that the Ocean Spray is the star of the show.