Saturday, May 23, 2009

Male Oriole

Baltimore Oriole 

Make Baltimore Oriole 

Male Oriole 

Oriole 


The Baltimore Oriole family has been a source of entertainment this week.
I bet we have been entertaining them by putting out all sorts of jelly and oranges which they are ignoring. Here are a few photos of the male. Both the male and female have been singing so much that their beaks are open in many photos.

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Birds at Feeders: House Finch and Hairy Woodpecker

 House Finch 

Hairy Woodpecker 

Hairy Woodpecker 


The male house finch was looking so so colorful that we thought for a minute it might be a purple finch. A quick check of our bird guide showed he is the house finch at the nyjer feeder with a less colorful female.

The hairy woodpecker has not been around much this year. Today he came when the suet feeder was empty but found some crumbs. He may not have wanted his photo taken since he stuck his tongue out at us.

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Two Herons

We took the boat out and encountered a night heron and a blue heron.

Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron

 Blue Heron
Blue Heron

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mrs. Oriole building a nest

Female Baltimore Oriole 

Female Baltimore Oriole 


We are so honored that a pair of Baltimore Orioles has decided to make a nest in one of our trees. It has taken close to a week, but the nest is now taking shape. We got a much better view yesterday, but someone forget to put the memory back in the camera. I'm sure there will be many more opportunities.

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More Photos by Nina


Great Egret with Dinner


Great Blue Heron in Flight


Glossy Ibis with Dinner


Glossy Ibis in Flight

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