Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Babies and more babies!!! Wild Bird Wednesday

All of my babies are fledged. 3 of the 5 Violet-green swallow eggs made it to fledging this year!

Pciture from my Violet-green Swallow Nestcam - day 9
Violet-Green Swallow baby checking out the big world around it a few days before fledging!

Violet-Green Swallow Fledgling #1

# 1 fledged and flapped around for only a few minutes before taking off and flying 2-3 feet off the ground out of sight with a parent right behind.

I did not see #2 fledge.

Violet-Green Swallow Fledgling #3
VGS baby #3 took a little longer. It officially fledged the following day.

3 gorgeous Dark-eyed Juno eggs I found in on of my Strawberry baskets. Of course I had to hook up a camera to it too!
This nest overlapped a bit with the VGS but only by a few days.


3 brand new baby Juncos!


Junco babies a few days old, they grow incredibly fast and fledge in only 12-13 days.


Day 13 right on schedule. I managed to snap a few shots of the babies out of the nest cup wandering around in the basket before they fledged.


Amazing baby Junco right before fledging.
All 3 successfully fledged. I hope to spot them in my yard but haven't so far.


This is the view I have of the basket from inside my house so once they got out of the nest cup I could get great pictures without disturbing them at all.


Even though all my nests are empty there are a ton of babies to watch.
Not much cuter than a tiny baby Chickadee!!!


Chestnut-backed baby below left and adult up top and Black-capped Juvenile on the bottom right.!


I even caught this baby Black-headed Grosbeak being fed by mom. 
Right before this I saw her being fed by dad then she went to the suet and ate on her own then mom showed up and fed her too. She's being well taken care of for sure!


I suspected this was a dad and daughter and when I caught him feeding her I knew for sure!
I believe this is the first Pileated Woodpecker fledgling I've seen, at least that I know of.
So happy to have them at my feeder!

I kept track of both nests on this website which was great.
I get to have lots of fun and shard data of 2 nests as well!

Until next year!!!!



Kristi



Sunday, June 26, 2016

Painted Copper and More!!


I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying painting on my copper!
I love copper as is and I love it Painted as well!

Deep Textured Copper Leaf Focal

Scalloped Copper Flower 3 hole Drop pair

Stained Glass Drops

Flower 2 hole Copper Drops

Colorful Stained Glass Discs in a Rainbow of colors!

Copper Snakeskin Wrap End Caps


Most of these are sold but I'm making more for an online trunk show this coming on 




Kristi

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday - Nest Cameras

For the second year I'm filming a Violet-Green Swallow family in their nest box. The box has a camera inside that we've strung to a spare TV in the house so I can watch them all the time!

Mama VG laid 5 eggs over Memorial Day Weekend, while I was out of town, and 4 of them hatched.
Today is day 10.


Here is one of the first videos of the year, Mama beginning preparations. I started her out with a little bit of nesting material to which she adds a ton of feathers.



5 eggs!


4 little birds growing like crazy.
Their eyes are just starting to open and they are doing lots of preening on all those new feathers popping out!


Dark-eyed Junco

Over the weekend I discovered a Junco nest in a hanging Strawberry basket so we hooked up a camera and I can switch between watching the Violet-Green Swallow, to the Juncos.
I'm hoping the VG's fledge about the time the Junco's hatch so I don't have to worry about missing anything!


Here's the basket with the camera clamped directly above!


Daddy Junco on the nest!


UPDATE!!
As of today (6/21/16) we have 3 eggs!!




Video of Dad on the nest.


I post most of the photos and videos I get everyday to my Instagram so if you'd like to keep up in between blog posts that's where you'll see the most!
Link below.


If you'd like to take a look at some of last years pics and videos on my blog CLICK HERE!

Kristi


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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Showcase coming up!!

Here are some of the new pieces I've been working on for my next online show at the 

on Sunday June 5th, 2016




I'm loving these cute little Bouquet Drops!!


Lovely little Embossed Heart Pendant!



2 hole Copper with super deep texture!




A couple of Sea Urchin Rings!



New Beads, isn't this a fun Bubble Texture!!



Beautiful 3 hole swirling Leaf Textured Scalloped Drops.



Delicate Medallion Mini Shards.



Little Woodblock Forget Me Not drops.


Colorful 8 point star with 8 holes, think of the possibilities!!


These are some of the new items that will be available!

I hope you join me on Sunday June 5th

I've also got lots more Copper and Finished Jewelry in my Etsy Shop and Website. Links below!

Kristi

Friday, April 15, 2016

We're All Ears :: April Reveal




Who doesn't love Spirals?!
I know I do, this Ammonite texture has been at the top of my favorites list for years so when the Earrings Everyday Inspiration for this month came up I knew I had to use some of my new Hollow Ammonite Beads.


I had to resist the urge to put a headpin through the beads which is my favorite way to go, I wanted to add even more spirals, so with a little experimentation I ended up creating a sort of Cross out of the Spiraled Copper wire and topping them with creamy Coppery Green Lampwork Beads by Lara Lutrick.

Check out the other creations over at the

Thanks for stopping by!!

Kristi