Monday, July 22, 2024

Quiet and Noisy

Design - "Liberty"
Designer - Lizzie Kate
FAbric - 32 count Light Mocha Belfast linen
Fibers -  GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 9 July 2015
Completed - 10 July 2015

I changed GAST "Oatmeal" to WDW "Whitewash", and also added the red and white star button.  This freebie can be found on Lizzie Kate's website.

Quietly soaring.
Turkey Vulture rarely vocalize.

Sharp-shinned Hawk adult.

Look at the eye color - golden.

Eye color again -much lighter.
This is a newly fledged Sharp-shinned Hawk.
I think there are at least two of them. And let me tell you, they are the noisiest things ever.  They scream and yell all most nonstop. 

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Sunday's Hummers


All females and juveniles once again.

Rufous in low light









Humming along this Sunday morning!

Saturday, July 20, 2024

Saturday's Critters

Not much variety this week.

With the hawks around non-stop, the chipmunks and gray squirrels are AWOL.

I did briefly see a California Ground Squirrel.

Lots of deer around.


The twins and their mom

Happy Saturday! 

Friday, July 19, 2024

A Few Small Birds


Design - "Flag"
Chart - "Patriotic Times"
Designer - Homespun Elegance
Fabric - 32 count Dirty Belfast linen
Fibers - WDW& GAST - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 28 July 2017
Completed - 5 August 2017

I changed one of the colors from GAST "Harvest Basket"
to GAST "Oatmeal".

A few small birds 

Male American Goldfinch

Male House Finch

Female House Finch

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Molting or Injured or Both

Design - "Uncle Sam"
Chart - "Seasonal Mementos III"
Designer - Mary Garry's Sewing Cabin
Fabric - 32 count Sandstone linen
Fibers - GAST & DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 24 July 2014
Completed - 27 July 2014 

If you are squeemish...go no further.

Here's a healthy Steller's Jay.

And this poor bird, not so much.



Or both?
Amazingly it could still fly and it was eating...
Are the Sharp-shinned Hawks responsible?

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Wednesday's Walk

We had 20 minutes of hard, hard rain last evening. 

Everything is refreshed and clean




Vine maple

Cow's Parsnip


Vine Maple





And more Blackberries

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Baby Crow Report


Design - "4th of July Bird"
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Summer Khaki Belfast
Fibers - GAST & WDW -2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 10 July 2013
Completed - 12 July 2014

Baby Crow is flying a little bit.

Not very far and not very high.

Here he is perched about 6-8' above the ground.

A parent watches.

Baby Crow watches.

A parent is coming!

"Feed me!"

"Feed me!"