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The Familiar Eastern Phoebe

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While hauling in maple sap, I heard the distinctive song of the Phoebes. They’re back for the season! I had such fun watching them last year and their nests are … Continue reading

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The Peculiar Pelican

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What’s peculiar about this pelican? No self-respecting pelican would be caught on this freezing windswept beach in Downeast Maine! Right click here and select “Save Target As” (on a PC) … Continue reading

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A Simple Snow Bunting

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In Maine, the snow bunting is a winter visitor who will soon be returning to its favored arctic region – a sure sign that spring is on its way! Right … Continue reading

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The Melodious Meadowlark

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This meadowlark was a recent request. I confess, I’ve never seen one before – probably because I don’t have a meadow tucked up here in the woods the way were … Continue reading

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The Charming Burrowing Owl

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This burrowing owl was inspired by a picture snapped by a friend during her recent trip to Florida. I don’t imagine any self respecting burrowing owl would be caught in … Continue reading

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The Bountiful Red-wing Blackbird

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The red-winged blackbird is one of the most abundant birds – found virtually everywhere in the United States. He’s also been very popular in the request list. Enjoy! Right click … Continue reading

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The Territorial Eastern Towhee

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Another snowy day, another project! Eastern Maine may be a little too “east” for the eastern towhee, but he’s such a pretty bird. His distinctive pattern makes it easy to … Continue reading

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The Retiring Boreal Chickadee

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The Boreal Chickadee is not as gregarious as it’s cousin, the black-capped chickadee, which we see here daily. The Boreal Chickadee seems shy in comparison and doesn’t seem to enjoy … Continue reading

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The Gregarious Evening Grosbeak

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If you live anywhere in the northeast, you should probably be home, safe and sound out of the weather today. So what to do with an unexpected snow day? This … Continue reading

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The Gentle Northern Flicker

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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

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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

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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

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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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The Curious Scrub Jay

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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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The Spectacular King Eider Duck

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The King Eider is a sea duck prized among hunters. A sighting in this neck of the woods is rare. The male is spectacular with his bright, bold coloring. Our … Continue reading

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The Blue Billed Ruddy Duck

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Not long ago, a Mrs. Ruddy wrote and asked me to make a Ruddy Duck pattern. Not being familiar with her namesake, I googled it. Once I saw how fun … Continue reading

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Adding Wire Feet To Your Felt Birds

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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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Northern Saw-whet Owl 2013

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I first designed a saw-whet owl last year. I was never particularly happy with with the way he turned out. As I was working on my Owl Be Home For … Continue reading

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