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Friday, May 06, 2011

Baltimore Oriole

We visited Doug's step-mother today, across the border in Michigan, and were treated to a sighting of a Baltimore Oriole. We don't see these birds often where we live, so this was a special treat. The following images where shot through a window, so the quality is somewhat lacking; but I couldn't resist sharing them.

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The bird seemed very eager to sample the nectar in the humming bird feeder which hung from the eave over the window, but he could see us inside; and it made him nervous. He finally gave in to temptation, apparently deciding that the reward was worth the risk.

10 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful pictures. I wish I could take pictures like that. This is first time I have seen a Baltimore Oriole. We don't have them here in Idaho. Thank you for the pictures.

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  2. The Oriole is gorgeous,even through a less than clean window.Sometimes that is the only way to get a picture.

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  3. Hi, Cindy. Thanks kindly for the praise of my photography. I often look at others' photo blogs and realize how far short my photography falls. Still, I enjoy it. And you don't do such a bad job yourself. :)

    I agree, Ruth. It's better to shoot through a dirty window than to miss the shot completely. :)

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  4. Those are great! I would never have noticed the window if you hadn't mentioned it. What a beautiful bird.

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  5. Hi, Elizabeth. They really are beautiful birds, and I was thrilled to get these pictures, even through that window. :)

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  6. What a beautiful bird, and wonderful photos, like little portraits. The colours are so vivid, just a pleasure to see :o)

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  7. Very nice shots of such a beautiful bird. I saw my first come in to my grape jelly feeder for them last weekend. I feed them nectar as well. Waiting to see some hummers soon. Have a nice weekend.

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  8. Deborah - They are gorgeous birds...even better than my poor photographic efforts have captured. Glad you enjoyed the photos.

    Steve - Thanks. A hummingbird flitted by the feeder that was drawing the oriole, but it was too fast for a photo op. Maybe you'll get some pictures of them at your feeder this summer.

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  9. These are fine photos, Linda... especially since they're snapped through the glass. I love these little critters and have only seen them twice - around Frank's place. You did a great job of getting those images.

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  10. Thanks so much, Hilary. You're always such a great encourager.

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