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Return of The Canada Goose

This pretty Canada goose lounging along the banks of the Narraguagus was a reaffirmation that spring is here. Despite the blizzard Mother Nature threw our way this week and the … Continue reading

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The Gentle Northern Flicker

When readers suggested that I create a northern flicker, I didn’t know where to begin. Although they’re native to this neck of the woods, I’ve never seen one. With this … Continue reading

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The Gaudy Ring-neck Pheasant

Ring-neck Pheasant Pattern

One of the most requested birds at Downeast Thunder Farm is, surprisingly not a feeder bird, but a pheasant. After spying one strutting about the edge of our drive the … Continue reading

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The Pretty Purple Finch

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Not long ago a visitor pointed out that what I thought was a house finch was really a purple finch. So, of course I had to make a felt purple … Continue reading

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Sprightly Tree Sparrow

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I’ve so enjoyed the tree sparrows who are wintering in our yard. Sprightly with an endearing musical twitter, they have been frequent visitors to the feeders and provide much entertainment. … Continue reading

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The Precious Pygmy Owl

pygmy owl pattern

I ventured into this work of creating bird patterns three years ago with my Downeast Thunder Farm owl family of ornaments. So, it seems appropriate that my first pattern of … Continue reading

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Happy House Sparrow

house sparrow pattern

The house sparrow seems to be everywhere. Lately he’s been a frequent visitor to my feeders. In his honor, I’ve created him out of felt. Right click on this link … Continue reading

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Suspended Animation

This visitor had me keep Paul and Hannah waiting as we were trying to get out the door today to go shopping. It’s that addiction thing. I followed the woodpecker … Continue reading

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A Flock of Doves

It started this morning when I ventured outside to fill the bird feeders – in my jammies and muck boots, nonetheless. I made quite the picture. You can do that … Continue reading

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The Curious Scrub Jay

Scrub Jay

My latest bird was inspired by Julie who wrote: My grandfather used to feed the scrub jays peanuts. They would fly in and land all over him-from his head to … Continue reading

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Adding Wire Feet To Your Felt Birds

A number of readers have written asking for more detail about how I make the feet for my felt birds. There’s no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to making … Continue reading

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Spiffy Barn Swallow

I’ve read that male barn swallows must always put their best foot forward or the females will move on in search of a new guy. So does that make the … Continue reading

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The Quaint California Quail

This humble little bird has the honor of being the most requested bird pattern at Downeast Thunder Farm. We don’t have these little birds in our neck of the woods, … Continue reading

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Chickadees in Motion

Within moments of filling the the bird feeder yesterday, the Chickadees came calling. They must have their own form of social media because the word spread fast!

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Sandpiper on the Mudflats

I was inspired to make this little Sandpiper after my walk on the Sunrise Trail Friday. This pattern can be used for a Least Sandpiper or a Semipalmated Sandpiper. You … Continue reading

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A Saucy Seagull

Herring Seagull Felt Ornament

The Seagull is possibly to most common bird seen along the Maine coast, but I tend to overlook them. They are sometimes a nuisance, sometimes comical, but always present – … Continue reading

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First Flight

I’ve had my eye on this nest of Eastern Phoebes in the lean-to outside my office. This morning, I noticed a flurry of activity out the window and saw a … Continue reading

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Mourning Doves

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I enjoy watching the Mourning Doves out my kitchen window. They visit the garden feeder for breakfast and dinner. Here they are pictured with the fading lilacs. Lilacs that are … Continue reading

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A Visitor to the Garden Bird Bath

This little Mourning Dove look so happy frolicking in the garden bird bath.

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The Curious Gray Jay

The past couple of days, a cute gray bird has perched on the fence outside my office. I’ve never seen him visit the feeder in the front, he just sits … Continue reading

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