Monday, February 28, 2022

Home Stretch

I'm coming down the home stretch on this - a bit more snow to stitch and a couple of touch-ups and I'm done.  And yes, I already have my next stitch all picked out!

It's always great fun to have a Red-breasted Nuthatch or two around.

You gotta' love the classic nuthatch feeder pose.

Kudos to a bird that can eat upside down!


Thanks for stopping by bright-eyed bird!

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Sunday's Hummers

This time I have two birds to share! 

The ever-present adult male Anna's Hummingbird

And an adult female Anna's/ 

She has her tongue out!

She's been AWOL for a week or more - probably tending to her nest.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Saturday's Critters


On morning I counted eight of them!

The ubiquitous Gray Squirrel

There are at least seven of them.

And a couple of does.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, February 25, 2022

Reliable Winter Birds

Design - "February Stamp"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
Fabric - 28 count Light Mocha linen
Fibers - WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 13 February 2018
Completed - 15 February 2018

Love the colors in "February Stamp" - a fun and fast stitch.

I see anywhere from 8-20 Juncos during this time of year.

They are among my most reliable winter birds.

While generally ground feeders, they will use a tray the deer fence to eat. 

Suet flower seeds and suet are both acceptable treats.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Everyone's Hungry

Design - "February Glows" (Snapper)
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 32 count Country French Cafe Mocha Wichelt linen
Floss - WDW & GAST
Started - 15 February 2011
Completed - 18 February 2011

Everyone is hungry, including this small Sharp-shinned Hawk.

The Steller's Jays ignore the Sharpie. They're about the same size as the little raptor and do not fear it. 

Smaller song birds, like this female Lesser Goldfinch flee upon the arrival of a Sharpie.

They are a potential breakfast treat.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Wednesday's Walk

It's Wednesday.

Off we go!

New buds

Song Sparrow

Can you see the Rudy-crowned Kinglet?
Look for a bit of yellow.

Fox Sparrow

Mossy creek

Licorice fern

Osoberry - the first native shrub/tree to left out and bloom in the spring.

And another Pacific Northwest native - a banana slug (Ariolimax columbianus).

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Tuesday's Delight

Design - "Stack of Hearts" (kit)
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Natural Belfast linen
Floss - WDW & GAST
Started - 19 February 2011
Completed - 19 February 2011 

While watching a group of Golden-crowned Sparrow, I noticed this outlier.

The yellow in front of the eye, the white throat...

...the white stripes on the head.
Yep, it's a White-throated Sparrow!


Monday, February 21, 2022

Monday Observations

Design - "February" - "Joyful Journal"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric- 30 count WDW Confederate Gray
Fibers - GAST, WDW, & Classic Colorworks - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 4 February 2018
Completed - 7 February 2018

I am hearing and seeing larger groups of Starlings.
Thus far they are staying away from the bird feeders.
The Downy Woodpeckers are fairly reliable.

This female preferred peanuts over suet. 

Juncos call in the category of Quietly Colored Birds.

That said, I think they are quite handsome.