Thursday, May 20, 2010

Orchard Oriole

I am smitten.
The Orchard Oriole has won my heart.
The juvenile looks so different from the adult male.

The female also looks different.

I am very fond of these charming birds.

We are on the cusp of Gemini.

I am reading about the birds of California

and planning day hikes.

I am reading about surfers
and hot surf spots.

I am learning.

I am planning.

I will write a ballad of my travels.


sweetbay said...

We have those here too. They are such quick and energetic birds it's hard to get a picture as they fly from tree to tree. You got beautiful captures!

Amy said...

Sherry, The photos are lovely as always. Are you coming to California by chance?

Barb said...

Bring warm clothes - it's been COLD! Your bird photos are wonderful - they are in every color!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Orchard Orioles have such a beautiful song. What fun to have an entire family in your garden. Can't wait to read your ballad.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Wonderful photos! I've only seen one O O female several years ago. Just migrating thru.

Cheryl said...

Good morning Sherry.....what a beautiful family. So colourful.
The males breast is like a large juicy plump. He is most charming.

I am walking your journey with you.....your plans are exciting.
Lots to do......lots to look forward to. Have fun my friend.

Tammie Lee said...

such beautiful birds. seems you are always reading such wonderful and diverse things!

Tumblewords: said...

Exquisite photos! Your upcoming travel sounds wonderful. There's always much to see and more to learn, isn't there? How fortunate!

Wendy said...

Dear Sherry, I have missed you! And your bird friends. Your photos are amazing! I did not know baby orioles looked so different from the adults! Looks like you are planning a trip. So exciting!

Thank you for your kindness. David is gaining strength. I don't understand, but I'm happy. He is walking a little with the aid of a walker. Some birds made a nest right outside his hospital window and we could see the adults feeding the babies. Brought my camera yesterday to take their pics, but the battery was dead and today they had flown away.

marmee said...

dear sherry,

planning a trip are you? i hope you will enjoy yourself to the fullest.
i love your latest bird visitors. love seeing them through your lens.
happy may.

Juliet said...

What gorgeous birds - I am smitten too :-D