Orange Aid

May 13th, 2020

Looking out the kitchen window this afternoon I noticed a flash of orange in the backyard. So I grabbed my gear and a tangerine (no oranges in the fridge), and set up my hide next to the feeders. It only took about thirty minutes for the birds to notice the bright orange fruit attached to a branch. These Baltimore Orioles are a very rare visitor to my feeders. An added surprise was the breeding adult Orchard Oriole which I had never seen. I believe they’re attracted to the blossoms from a dogwood tree in the back corner of the yard. Once the blossoms are gone, they’re gone too.

Baltimore Oriole female
Baltimore Oriole male
Orchard Oriole breeding adult
female
breeding adult
female

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