Sunday, May 15, 2016

Orioles and more orioles!

Forgive me for overloading you with oriole photos. If you don't like looking at them, just skip this post and go do something else, because I've had more orioles this year than I've ever seen before, and since they're my favorite bird, I just can't stop taking photos of them! If you like them, too, just enjoy.....

These, of course, are baltimore orioles.


They didn't seem to mind the rain much.



There have also been a few orchard orioles. They're not as brightly colored. They have basically the same markings but are more the color of a robin's breast.


Both kinds of orioles like the same grape jelly, though, and sometimes there are squabbles over it! (And sometimes it gets spattered on the window, as that drop shows.)


In fact, there have been a lot of squabbles over that one feeder, so a couple days ago I added a makeshift feeder with orange halves on it.


They loved that, too, and often there were waiting lines, even in the rain.


More waiting... and more squabbling...


... so today I ordered another jelly feeder. I don't know if it'll get here in time before a lot of these birds move on, but if not, I'll have it for next year. I really like this feeder because it's easy to fill and easy to clean. I found out, though, that they've been discontinued, but a seller on Amazon still has some if you're interested.

I guess I should buy some more oranges, too. They really love those!



This next shot was just lucky. I was in the window aiming for a rainbow, and he didn't notice me and landed very close.


Once in a while I'd get a goofy shot, too, like this...


... or this...


I love that last one. :)

I have a sewing project almost completed, but it must be received before I can show it to you. Maybe by the end of the week. I like it a lot and might need to make another for myself. ;)

8 comments:

Kris Quilts said...

Great photos of all the orioles. I hope ours return this year. I'm also ordering a replacement feeder. Ours met an unfortunate end last summer. Kids and soccer balls... They managed to take out 2 feeders in one shot.
What brand of grape jelly do you use? Do you notice they prefer one brand over another?
Thanks again for the great photos.

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Kris! Bummer about the feeders. I use whatever grape jelly is the cheapest. They love it all. :) I hope your orioles return!

annie dee said...

Lovely shots of those spectacular birds!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Annie Dee!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are spectacular! I enjoy them very much.
Ellen

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Ellen!

Geneviève Thiffault said...

Nice photos! I really like the goofy ones. :)

Grandma G said...

Ha! Thanks, Geneviève! :)