I’ve been revelling in the chirping and tweeting going on every morning outside! Spring has definitely sprung around here, and the birds seem as happy as I am to see it arrive! Our deck is surrounded by birdfeeders which are visited regularly by every kind of feathered friend you can think of…finches, sparrows, robins, cardinals, tufted tit-mouses, yellow-rumped warblers, morning doves, bluebirds, bluejays, chickadees, red-throated woodpeckers, etc. We’ve even seen an owl out there perched on the deck rail along with non-feathered friends such as squirrels and chipmunks. We think they like our deck for socializing, eating, singing, congregating…and then they love to take a bath in our mini pond on one side of the yard, and then the bird bath on the other side. We have a family of bluebirds in our bluebird house, and other houses set around the yard waiting for occupants. They are the best “pets” anyone could have:)
I often sit out on our deck to draw. This sketch is from over a year ago when a baby woodpecker visited while I was drawing. The sketch turned out a bit like a little cartoon showing how he had to “check things out” before feasting on the suet. So cute!
Recently I’ve been inspired not just to draw them, but to crochet them…I’ve come up with a pattern for making these sweet little birds with nests. Check back in a few days and I’ll show you. I’ll also have the pattern ready for you as well. In the meantime, enjoy the feathery friends that visit your neck of the woods!