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Western Flycatchers are Back

[T]hese flowers, so fragrant, grew
And the birds and bees sipped sweet nectar
From the sparkling, morning dew.
God has blessed all beauties of Nature;
He’s set His approval and seal
On all of His small, winged messengers
That fly through the air with such zeal.
~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, “Honeysuckle” (1940s)

For the third year in a row, the western flycatchers have chosen to nest next to the front door to the house.

I love that they trust us enough to come back year after year. 

I love watching the little family grow.

The parents built up the nest:

Flycatcher Nest

There will be four siblings this year:

Flycatcher Nest

Previous posts:

Bird’s Nest for Camera Day

Bird Nest Update

Western Flycatcher Update

Western Flycatcher Progress

Western Flycatchers Fly

Decorative Felt Easter Egg Tutorial

I love it when I come across a quick and easy craft that I already have all of the goodies to make it with!  Thanks to Joggles, here is such a one!

The simple template.  I traced mine onto xray film that a friend had given to me.

Felt cut out and ready to sew.

Eggs sewn, seams trimmed and eggs turned.

Stuffed little “footballs”. 

Decorating with scrap bits of lace and ribbon.

All prettied up! 

And just in time too, since I’ve not put out any Easter decorations whatsoever.   (I found a video tutorial from Joggles.)

I’ll be playing with very important people all next week.  I’m looking forward to a wonderful visit from my son and his family!

Happy Easter!