Sunday, May 24, 2009

No Big Deal?

It may not be a big deal to most of you, but seeing a Baltimore Oriole IS a big deal for us. It's rare that we get to have the pleasure of this colorful guy's company.

Doesn't he look for all the world like a huge, exotically colored hummingbird in the above picture? He turned up first thing this morning and found the hummingbird feeder but had a bit of trouble figuring out how to get at the food in it.

Ahhh, success at last!

At least he was nice enough to share with this little hummer . . . especially since it's the hummer's feeder.

We actually do have a Baltimore Oriole feeder which Roy immediately dug out of storage, dumped in some sugar water from another hummingbird feeder and hung outside near the feeder the oriole found.

He's continued to hang around the yard all day, but seems intent on only using the hummingbird feeder and ignoring the one put out especially for him.


RuthieJ said...

Congratulations on your oriole! Aren't they the most amazing color of orange? I always find it hard to believe that's their 'natural' color!

Mama Pea said...

Ruthie - I know! Whenever I'm lucky enough to see an oriole, or Scarlet Tananger, or cardinal, they make me think of the exotically colored parrots in pictures of tropical jungles.