Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Another oriole tidbit

Are you getting tired of orioles? I always find them fascinating, but I don't want to bore you with them.

This little tidbit's a bit different, anyway. Take a close look:

What's that you say? That's not an oriole? You're right! It's a butterfly snacking on the grape jelly in the oriole feeder! I took this pic Sunday afternoon. Later, the butterfly was gone.

Yesterday, I happened to see a male oriole eating from the feeder. But that's not all I saw! I saw a butterfly (quite possibly this same one) fluttering its wings deep inside the feeder while the oriole was eating. As I was watching, waiting for the oriole to fly away so I could help the butterfly out of the jar, it suddenly snatched up the butterfly and took off with it in its beak!

I wonder if he ate it himself or if he brought it to the babies in the nest. Either way, I'll bet it was a sweet, sticky tidbit! Yum!!


Anonymous said...

How do you spell smorgasboard.
Well, that's not right.



Grandma G said...

Yep. A real fancy feast!