Monday, January 31, 2022

A New Yard Bird!


Design - "December Stamp"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Mocha Cashel linen
Fibers - GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 13 December 2010
Completed - 28 December 2010

I'm excite to share a new yard bird with you.

This is the usual kind of raptor I see.

A large, young Cooper's Hawk.
Now for my Thursday Afternoon Surprise.
A warning - it is a bit gruesome as it is eating dinner.

Look at thus guy!

Look at the HUGE yellow eye.
That's what immediately caught my attention.

It's a Peregrine Falcone!
And yes it's eating a bird - you can see the feathers in its mouth and flying in the wind on the right side of the photo/

As I said a bit gruesome.

But what a magnificent bird.

I was fortunate to have a co-worker ID it for me - she was extremely jealous.

At one point there were only 47 breeding pairs in the lower 48 states, but with protection and the end of DDT, they've made a good come-back.

I don't know that I'll ever see it again, but I certainly will continue to look and take photos of the raptors that land in this old-growth snag.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Sunday's Hummers

There are five birds for sure.

Female Anna's

Male Anna's

Another male Anna's

Enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Saturday's Critters

As you can see, had a bunch of least four.

And Barry the Buck came by too.

My Mom saw a bobcat stroll through the backyard early Thursday afternoon, but no photos.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Back to Bushtits

Design - Pearls "Cozy Mittens"
Designer - SamSarah Design Studio
Fabric - 32 count Pearl Gray Zweigart linen
Fibers - Crescent Colors - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 18 February 2012 
Completed - 20 February 2012

Here we go!

More Bushtits

Eight on the feeder.



Flocking together...eating together!

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Reindeer Progress

I've been working on the snow and am over half-way done.

Now for some chickadees!

Black-capped Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

All the chickadees were chattering up a storm!

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Last Walk of January

 It's cold, but clear.


Two hellebores





Flowering Current





Flowering Current

Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel