Sunday, May 17, 2009

Baltimore Oriole

A Baltimore Oriole! Isn't he beautiful? I think an Orchard Oriole was at my feeder today too. Not as bright as this guy, but very pretty as well. He and the grosbeak were squabbling over who should get to eat first. My neighbor has a "regular" oriole feeder and two days ago I saw two males going at it over feeding rights. That's what prompted me to put out an orange and see if I couldn't entice one over to my yard. And it worked!
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4 comments:

A wildlife gardener said...

I am so glad you put out the orange seed...he's a real beauty :)

swallowtail said...

Aren't they fun? We have Orchard Orioles, and they are comical, flashy and talkative. I love it when they arrive. I am the only one with a feeder on our lane, so I claim them all as MINE!
Thanks for the neat photos!

Moe said...

Wow. Very pretty!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Awesome Pics.......so what is different about the feeder that you put jelly in? I just have an old jar lid nailed to a post, someone else told me about them. I guess a local bird supply shop carries them. I may have to check them out. I could watch mine for hours, Swallowtail is correct they are chatter boxes. Great Rose Breasted Grosbeak pics also.