Thursday, May 15, 2014

At the Feeder

Oh, was I excited!
 To see a Baltimore Oriole at the hummingbird feeder!
 His vibrant orange and black stood out against the dreary, rainy backdrop.
 I researched and learned the first couple of weeks of May is their migration time.
That's an orange slice on the feeder because I read Orioles like oranges.
 I hoped my timing was right and they would settle nearby for the season.
I saw them frequently for just a few days but not since last week.
Oh, well... it was fun while it lasted.
I don't think the hummingbirds shared my excitement about newcomers at the feeder!
Who's visiting your yard these days?
linking to Beauty Observed

38 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I would be excited too. Those are fantastic photos.

FlowerLady

Debby Ray said...

Oh wow...what a treat for sure! I have never seen one...except in books. Don't know if they fly through this part of NC during migration or not. I have never seen a lemon on a hummer feeder either...can you shed some light on that?

Maggie Ann said...

Your photos are breath-taking! Wow...and more wow. How delightful! Lets see....we have a bird that built her nest on the front porch light...we will relocate that one, because we have one on the back of the house too. Lots of robins and those birds that eat roadkill. I've heard cardinals but haven't seen them. And oh..oh...I hope for a mockingbird to make it this far north. I do so love them. We've had them occasionally up here in Pa. Have a blessed day Lorraine! You are a blessing to me many times over.

Sandi said...

I saw a HUGE Robin yesterday on the back of our chair outside. Didn't get my camera out in time though. Your photos are gorgeous!!
Blessings~

Sandi said...

I saw a HUGE Robin yesterday on the back of our chair outside. Didn't get my camera out in time though. Your photos are gorgeous!!
Blessings~

Ann Thompson said...

wow, he's so pretty. I was just reading the other day that they like to feed at hummingbird feeders. I didn't know that

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Your photos are so pretty! =)
I love photos of pretty birds.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lee Ann said...

Wow,what a nice surprise to see one of these pretty birds at the bird feeder! I'm glad you were able to capture these photos! And yes, I think you are right about the hummingbirds not wanting to share. The ones we have around here will even fight off the other hummingbirds! :)

Lee Ann said...

Wow,what a nice surprise to see one of these pretty birds at the bird feeder! I'm glad you were able to capture these photos! And yes, I think you are right about the hummingbirds not wanting to share. The ones we have around here will even fight off the other hummingbirds! :)

the joyful potter said...

What stunning color you captured!! We have a pair of orioles that nest in our walnut tree (right outside my lucky daughter's bedroom window!) but they have never come to our feeders. Knowing a little more about the timing encourages me to try those oranges again. :)

Beth Stiff said...

Oh my goodness! How beautiful. Your photos are amazing. That is wonderful you were able to capture such beauty. Visiting from Beauty Observed. Blessings.

Pondside said...

What a treat it must have been to see such a pretty bird at your feeder. We have lots of hummingbirds visiting, and there are the usual ravens and eagles (way high!) but the loveliest are the big, fat robins. Yesterday I saw two on the gate, and waited until they'd flown away before going through, so as not to disturb them.

Catherine said...

Absolutely adorable and heartwarming. Blessings, Catherine

Deb said...

I love these photos. They're wonderful. And what a beautiful shot of the hummingbird. We have lots of Chickadees, blue-jays and wood-peckers right now. I have a Chickadee nesting at our front door. I did see my first hummingbird at one of my client's homes last week. Deb

Brandi said...

How exciting! They're such beautiful birds and fun to watch.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Gorgeous! And I would have been excited too! Oh well, at least you've seen them:@)

podso said...

Well you put out the orange and they came, how cool. And you got some gorgeous photos. What rich and vibrant color! But I know you wish they had stayed but hummingbird is probably happy. We have lots of birds in our yard but more the bluejay, robin and cardinal and occasional dove. But the other night at dusk I was on the porch when I heard snorting and up came the deer. They usually are morning visitors.

June Caedmon said...

Lucky!!! Great captures! Your timing was perfect with that orange. Thanks for sharing, your photos are beautiful.

Susan said...

Oh LDH, that was a beautiful visitor.

Here, a fiery red cardinal came to visit this week, as well as a couple of goldfinches!

We've never had a Baltimore oriole, though. Susan

Keri On said...

Beautiful! and they posed so nicely for you!

Joy said...

Beautiful! I just saw one this morning feeding at our honeysuckle vine. They are so striking. I love the birds.

Joy said...

Oh, and just this morning I stood and watched 2 baby squirrels playing underneath our Pine tree. They would jump straight up into the air, just like lambs. Once, one jumped up and then fell over! they were cute.

Cyn said...

What a beautiful bird.

Cheryl said...

I'm sure that was a delightful surprise! I have read that orioles nest high in trees, consequently, although they are around, we seldom see them. He is gorgeous!

lindsey said...

Wow amazing birds, I would love to see some like that here in the UK!

Just a little something from Judy said...

You did a great job in keeping the camera still while you captured these outstanding photos. What fun to discover your little visitors.

Maryann said...

Beautiful photos Lorraine, I would be tickled pink if I saw one of those at my feeders.

Lea said...

What gorgeous pics!! Happy week!!!

Debbie Petras said...

I love hummingbirds! You captured this one so beautifully. I love the orange color. Amazing!

Blessings and love,
Debbie

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I am always thrilled when I see them here also but they always continue on their route. This year I saw my first ever blue bird at the feeder. I was so excited. Your photos of the oriole are wonderful!

SarahGeorge said...

What a beautiful bird it is! I would be excited too :)

The Old Parsonage said...

Morning! We just have the usual suspects - robins, etc. Hope that you didn't get hammered with those bad storms yesterday - there was tons of hail around here.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!
Leann

Disneypal said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! I would be so excited to see that too - wonderful photos!! I guess the orange worked!

Blackberry Lane said...

So pretty! I haven't been able to "look" at the birds here yet but I did "hear" mourning doves this a.m.

Debbie Huffaker said...

Beautiful bird....I've never seen one in our neck of the woods!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I have never seen this bird in person and what a joy it truly must be.

Thank you so very much for guest posting on Decor To Adore today.

Sarah said...

What a beautiful shot!
I enjoyed your Favorite Five at Laura's today. I couldn't find where to leave a comment, so I wanted to thank you here. Some of the house plants are new to me. Love the little purple blooms.

The Tablescaper said...

So beautiful!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

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