Hubbers came in from work one day last week and said, "Hey, there's something on your feeder out back."
I said "Which feeder?"
He said "The orange."
THE ORANGE!!!! I'd had it up for days, hoping that the elusive Baltimore Oriole I spotted last fall briefly, a flash of orange and black in my neighbour's tree, would return.
Grabbing my camera, I left dinner cooking on the stovetop, and quickly but gingerly, walked to the back room window, I didn't want to frighten away the something that was on the orange.
As I was snapping madly, trying to control my excitement, and shaking hands, Hubbers was yelling from the kitchen, "Is it still there? What is it?" Now Hubbers is a wonderful guy, but when it comes to bird watching and photography, he hasn't quite mastered the art of being quiet. He did turn the burners on the stove to low, because he knows, when there is a new bird in the yard, I'm going to be taking photos until it flies away.
Here is my first view, and photo of the something!
I got a lot of great shots on day one, but this is my favourite!
Male Baltimore Oriole
A few days later, this little darling showed up.
Female Baltimore Oriole
They both come a couple of times a day now, (but she is very skittish).
I have added grape jelly and nectar (sugar water) to the feeders
to ensure that they return.
I have heaps of photos of this pair,
so you know you will be seeing a lot more in the days to come.
And, as always, no post would be complete without a...
OUR WORLD TUESDAY
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