Monday, May 25, 2009

May 09

I started a new shawl this one is called Revontuli made with the same Kauni Rainbow yarn. I am very pleased with how the first shawl came out. This pattern is free on Ravelry you just have to search the patterns for Revontuli shawl and you will come across the link as well as a discussion group who did a knit along. If you have trouble with charts or are just learning like me their is plenty help. I am happy how it is coming along not much process to really show off how pretty the pattern is. Also working on a basic sock pattern with Cameleon colorway from the Opal Rainforest collection.

The photos are of a Ash Throated Flycatcher also shown are its small speckled eggs. I visited nest boxes at Mission Trails Park in San Diego, Ca. The monitor opened up the box to show me what its nest looked like. First the House Wrens use the box and fill it up with sticks that even blocks the opening. After the Wrens are done using the box the Ash Throated Flycatchers and Tree Swallows nest in them as well. Each of the birds has its own unique nest. The Ash Throated Flycatchers take two weeks for the eggs to be incubated and the young to hatch and leave the nest. I will be going back in two weeks to check on the little flycatchers.

Still working on my count for the 400 club my 251 species was a Snow Bunting first time ever found in San Diego County. She has headed North sticking around for just about a week, and to make the news.