Sunday, 25 January 2009

The Birds!



This weekend is the Big Garden Birdwatch hosted by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. It is an annual survey of the birds that visit the gardens in Britain and, as usual, I took part. It always amazes me how you can see changes in nature if you just take a little time and watch regularly. So far this year I have had one greenfinch to my garden (usually I have handfulls every day) and two nuthatches that now visit regularly. I will have to wait until next year to see if these changes are permanent as often these things happen for no apparent reason then the pattern changes again. There is also a pheasant who comes every day. He has a tendency to eat all the food on the ground - if he can get there before the crows.

While I don't have any pictures of garden birds or pheasants I do have a needle felted chicken to show. And, no, the sheep do not visit my garden but they are in the field in front of the garden so I was inspired to make a needle felted sheep.

2 comments:

Seth said...

This chicken makes me smile. Did you make (it, him, her)?

purplepaint said...

Oh these are so cool! I haven't tried felting a sculpture yet, I'm terrible at the flat felting tho... :) Marva