Teeming with birds

We took a walk last night an hour before sunset. Our longest day here at 45 degrees north latitude gives us roughly 15 – 1/2 hours of daylight. A glance skyward revealed this lovely sight:

grackles and the moon

One of the babies perched below among the willow branches …

baby grackle

On the home stretch I found this exquisitely woven American Goldfinch nest at the foot of a small tree. It must have blown down in a light breeze as it is perfectly intact, with no evidence of eggs. It takes Goldfinches six days to build a nest. Their nests are often lined with the fluff from the seedheads they eat.


Author: Kit

I use the materials and techniques of the Japanese art of katazome (paste resist stencil dyeing) to capture my experience of nature. My work celebrates daily meetings with the wild birds, plants, and lake breezes of my local urban surroundings.

8 thoughts on “Teeming with birds”

  1. the photo with moon, crackles – to die for…beautiful, beautiful…beautiful painting japanese style, on my list of things to try…

  2. oopsey – I meant GRACKLES – lolol. sometimes fingers just wander on the keyboard…either way, crackles/grackles, still a gorgeous photo.anna

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