Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Orioles at Our Feeder!

A friend told me they were in town, but I couldn't wait to see them with my own eyes. As I groggily sat at the table, this morning, a brightly orange-breasted beauty flew toward the patio door, making a perfect landing on our hummingbird feeder.

Jubilation broke out as I excitedly grabbed my camera and snapped a few safe shots of this blessed event. Watching for this oriole's periodic visits throughout the day, I was rewarded by the presence of a drabber female vying for a sip of some nectar.

This aggressive male wouldn't let her near it! Apparently, he's a lousy suitor. He could take a few courting lessons from a cardinal who lovingly feeds his mate! --LKR

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