I spotted this oriole on the 17 of May when I heard different bird sound in the tree, two houses away from me. I saw dots of orange and bouncing from branches to branches. There were many of this Baltimore orioles in that tree, but with the leaves filling out, it was hard to see them.
My camera failed me in the zooming department, but I was so happy to see them. I only wish to have a few spectacular shots like Karen @Pixel Posts!
When I am at home, I enjoy watching the birds coming and flying from the feeders, making noises and poo messes too. Nothing that water can't wash off. It is a fair trade as far as I can see. I get a few occasions to take pictures, and the birds get food.
Then when we travel to different cities for soccer, I enjoy watching my son playing the game that he loves. This isn't a fair trade I don't think. This is pure devotion on both sides and comes with mixed emotion every game.
This year seems to be such a busy year for the birds. There are couples everywhere, from cardinals, to woodpeckers to Northern Flickers. They came out for courtship on sunny days and the neighborhood sounds absolutely beautiful.
It took her many tries to finally got this nest to stick and turned it into her home. This corner of my house was by the front porch, and close to the mail box. The wind had knock her nest off a few times, but she insisted and won the battle.
I believe there are eggs in the nest now because she sat in it quite often, and I saw her there even in the early morning. I just hope that nothing will happen to it, and my mailman will be gentle with her there.
~~Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.~~Humphry Davy