Friday, May 14, 2010

Afternoon with the Orioles

I spent the afternoon with
the Baltimore Orioles.

They are exquisite birds.

There were many females in the back Ash eating grape jelly.

The males were eating the oranges.

I hope they will nest near by.



12 comments:

Jules and Ken said...

Beautiful photos of the orioles! You've been taking photos for only 4 years? You have such a wonderful eye. We are studying up for our trip too, I need to find out about the birds we may see going up to and in Alaska.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I saw my first oriole a few days ago. My picture was taken very quickly through the window with my point and shoot camera. I'm so glad I saw it and got the picture because I haven't seen it again.

Your pictures of the orioles are wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Good morning Sherry,
I hope that you slept well.
The orioles are stunning birds. Your gardens must be so colourful at this time of year when the birds are wearing their breeding gowns.
I do hope the orioles stay and nest in your gardens.

I have many breeding blue tits in the garden. Managed to get a beautiful photograph yesterday of a blue tit with a tiny green caterpillar in his beak. I shall use for safari tomorrow.

This is a wonderful time of year.......

Posted From Home said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the Orioles nesting in your garden! Fabulous photos ~ I must put out some orange halves for the birds :-)

Juliet said...

What gorgeous birds - stunning colours - and what lovely sharp photos you have manged to get of them. I hope they nest in or near your garden and visit often.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are beautiful We went out again tonight to see the nighthawks. They are a little scary at sundown! ♥

Randy Emmitt said...

Sherry,

Beautiful photos, some of your best!

guild-rez said...

Great pictures!!
Orioles arrived in our garden a few weeks ago.
Very quickly I filled the Oriole feeder and the birds returned every day.
Here is great website to help to identify birds.
http://www.whatbird.com/
- Cheers Gisela.
Thank you for visiting my blog.

Angie said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I bet they will nest nearby since you have a pair there. These are the most tropical looking birds in our area, to me.

Chris said...

So lovely, Sherry :-)

Aerie-el said...

Beautiful! I took photos of a pair of birds, wasn't sure if they were orioles or goldfinches, and included them on my Skywatch Friday, May 21st post. Looking at your photos here, I think they're orioles.