Bird this week: Nuthatch

Have you ever heard of this one? I never had but would love to spot one now – little gem. When I saw his picture in my book I thought he must be made. Such great colour combination! There are quite a few varieties of nuthatch too which made my job a little bit confusing, but this one is based on the one you’d be most likely to see in Britain… (I think)

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Albert is going through some sort of wonder week (month), developmental, clingy phase at the moment, so I am back to mostly crocheting in the dark. So this was a bit of a triumph. I think I probably made about five nuthatches with all the trial and error and unpicking and redoing – phewee.

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Nuthatch has a lovely peach tummy and white cheeks and an amazing black eye stripe.

Now I am scanning my book (and the trees and skies) for more colourful specimens…

This week: Goldfinch

After my little chaffinch bird make last week, we actually saw a pair of goldfinches outside playgroup and I was very excited because I recognised them from my book and because they were really beautiful.

So in tribute to those sweet ones who brightened up our morning I decided to make goldfinch next!

Goldfinch

Goldfinch has a funny little red face and gold wings – I love his colour combination even though I normally prefer pastels. I am really hoping to see some more birds on my travels now.

Goldfinch