Sunday, May 17, 2009

Speaking of birds...

We seem to have all kinds around here. Strangely, I saw this pair of mallard ducks walking along our driveway early Friday morning!

Maybe they were lost.

Better, though, was this baltimore oriole I saw on my new feeder later that same morning.

Isn't he gorgeous? The feeder contains grape jelly, which they supposedly love. He didn't figure out how to get at it that day, and I haven't seen him back since, but I hope he'll return.

I have seen a couple of male hummingbirds at my feeder, but they were only passing through. They don't stay around here for the summer. The goldfinches have been very busy at their feeder. They do stay around here all summer. We'll see if the feeder keeps them here through next winter, too.

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