Thursday, May 23, 2013

Pretty birds

These lovely little goldfinches have been gracing our deck for the last week or more.

They're just so bright and pretty!

Not long after the finches, came the baltimore orioles.

After scraping out the bottom of the grape jelly jar, I discovered I didn't have any more. I decided to give plum jam a try. They seem to like that just as well. It must be lip-smackin' good... you can even see the tongue on the bird below. :)

Yesterday there were a LOT of orioles. There was almost a line waiting to get at the feeder. I even saw one taking a bath, which is unusual. I think the ones yesterday were mostly a batch of younger ones, as their orange color was much more yellowish.

I thought it was kinda cool how the leaves just coming out on the trees had a bit of matching orange to make a nice background for the oriole pics.


annie dee said...

Great photos of gorgeous birds (or as my mom would have said - boids). I love those kitties but tell them these birds are our friends!

The Luedtke Family said...

A bit more colorful than white!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Annie Dee! I'll tell them, but they don't listen very well. ;)

For sure, Becky!!

Teresa said...

Thanks for posting the lovely pictures! I live in the tropics so I've read about goldfinches and orioles but I've never known how they look like before. Now I do!

Grandma G said...

You're welcome, Teresa! Glad to have you stop by!