Wednesday, May 11, 2011

More arrivals

Yesterday while out visiting the kittens, I thought I heard an oriole. I saw it fly, but against the sun I couldn't tell for sure what it was. This morning I definitely heard one, so I quickly filled the feeder with grape jelly and hung it out. Within 5 minutes, this guy was there!

Then some competition showed up. This next is a lousy photo (it's a very cloudy, dark morning... not good for photos... and my flash thought it should go off even though I told it not to), but I thought it was interesting.

"Go AWAY! I was here first!"

Josie found the new arrivals very interesting, too. In fact, she's still upstairs watching now, whereas she's usually down here with me trying to sit in front of the monitor or something equally as pesty. :)


Becky said...

That's very cool! Is that feeder specifically for Orioles? I don't think I have seen one like it before.

Grandma G said...

Yep, it's made for orioles. Just the orange part (which is what attracts them), actually. The glass part is a baby food jar.

Anonymous said...

No wonder they come back, they get such prompt service.
Yeah, you captured a good one with the competition for food photo.
Too bad the flash had to go off.


Anonymous said...

great pictures as always. the orioles argueing and then the cat watching is classic. your upset because the flash went off, josie sitting there thinking why does that glass have to be there. who cares about about a flash i could be having Orioles and jelly for lunch. Mark

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Dale. Yeah, I aim to please! ;) I think they are definitely 'return' orioles, as they had no trouble knowing how to get to the jelly... like they'd done it before.

Mark... I like your perspective. :)

Auntie Kris said...

Google is flat out amazing! I couldn't remember what an orieole sounds like, so I googled it! I'm off to get my feeders ready. Thanks for the reminder.

Grandma G said...

Yep, Google finds 'everything'! :)

You're welcome. Hope you get lots of orioles!