"Everybirdy" loves grape jam!
Here is Miss Sassy Robin with grape jam on her beak...
She is now chasing "everybirdy" away from the jam,
she has claimed the dish as hers!
If there is a bird with an attitude,
it is her...
Miss Grosbeak enjoys safflower seed,
but has decided to check out the jam, too.
She sat there for some time, just watching and waiting...
for a turn.
When the plate was hers,
all to herself,
she gave it a try.
Mmmm, this is pretty good stuff!
There are still daily squabbles going on between the males.
It is quite entertaining to watch...
They are in a feeding frenzy and no one likes to share.
They aren't the least bit interested in the females,
I've had commenter's ask where I live, rural or urban? I live in a small town, with rural countryside a few miles away on all sides. Our home is in the oldest part of town
with our streets and backyards filled with 100 year old trees...so, we have lots of birds.
The Spring of 2014 will be remembered as the year of hungry orioles, lots of them!
The past few days
I've had the thrill of an Indigo Bunting
visiting "the plate"...
One of my favorite song birds.
You can see his brown winter feathers are starting to turn indigo blue.
His feathers will turn a brilliant iridescent blue for mating season.
Isn't he the sweetest little guy?
Such a pretty blue.
Made me want to work with blue floss
and inspired me to create this little guy in cotton & linen
It is tiny, worked over 1 on 40 count and then framed in
a pocket watch frame.
I simply tied it to a little old book
with vintage ribbon
for a sweet little vignette.
I nice little remembrance token of the Spring of 2014.
With thy Needle &Thread,