Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Announcing the birth of two baby birds!!!!!!!!!

 Me checking on the eggs on 04-20 at 1825 hours.
 OMG!  I just KNEW there were babies because Birdie was doing different things....like looking at them!  I I ran out with the camera on 04-22 at 1326 hours when I saw Birdie leave the nest.  
Here we have TWO babies and they already have down!
04-22 at 1714 hours, we have dry fuzz!  Still the two babies.
It's 1728 hours when we see Mrs. AND Mr. Birdie feeding the babies at the same time!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Birdie is sitting....so I can do some things

 Like knitting.....my all time favorite thing to do.
Just look at this 12" wide cowl.  The pattern is called Bar Hopping Cowl by LostCityKnits and the wool is Hard Workin' Worsted in colorway Santa Fe Sky.  This is the nicest wool ever!
 This gorgeous 36"x 60" stole is called Victorian Boucle' Stole and sold by Halcyon.
Quick and easy to knit.
 I also love to sew/quilt.  Here is the March 1800's block-of-the-month.......
and here is April's.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Birdie and her eggs

 On 04-11 at 9:43 in the morning.....she sat (will there be a 4th egg?!)
 04-11 at 3:27 p.m........still sitting.  Why do "I" feel like the expectant parent?
Oh!  She's off the nest!  04-11 at 3:48 p.m.......I counted twice to make sure.  Yup, 3 eggs. 
 Another sneaky picture taking 04-11 at 5:13 p.m...........hmmm, this could be the beginning of....
04-12 at 2:03 p.m.  Oh My Gosh!  This means the official countdown to babies began YESTERDAY!
This is the second day of 12-14 days until they peck their way to birth!! 
04-14 at 10:48 in the morning.  Day 4.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Houston.......We have THREE!!!

 Such a patient Birdie Mom
 Getting sleepy doing nothing but sitting
 Oops!  She caught me being a peeping Maria!  When is she going to leave the nest so I can see?!
*deep sigh of relief........then wondering if we can count on one more.....

PS:  I'm still getting my knitting done but it is not near as interesting as watching the Birdie.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Houston..............we have two....count them....two eggs

 Birdie waiting.....
 .....and waiting with her eyes shut
 .....to lay another egg
My Oh My.....how many more until she sits to hatch them?
This nest is 5 feet from our dining room window and about 6 feet from the ground on a ladder rung under the carport.
I take pictures of Birdie in her nest from the inside of the house but when I see her fly off and out of sight, I run out and have my camera take a peek (and picture) of the inside of the nest.  So far, I'm happy with how the pictures are turning out!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Houston...........We have an egg

 Birdie huffed......
 ....and puffed
.....until she laid a Robins Egg Blue

This little beauty was laid around 11:30 this morning. 
Let the 12-14 day countdown begin!
Here is a website with more details of the American Robin.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Knitted Footies

Nothing puts a smile on a person quicker than a hand knitted pair of footies.  This pair is for Leslie, who works at a Chiropractic Care Center and is very dedicated to her work.
I make these footies with 2 strands of Cascade 220 Superwash worsted wool in the favorite colors of the recipient.  I hope you can tell these are red and black.