Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by Don Kondra, May 20, 2009.
First time I've seen this guy/gal in my yard
wow noise-tastic .... crop?
He is beautiful! Any idea what he is? Very nice capture.
Having feeders brings such an amazing variety of critters into our yard - one of my favorite things to do! :thumbup:
At a glance, I believe that is an Oriole. You are pretty lucky to get a shot of one that close...these guys are usually very skiddish....:thumbup:
I can only assume she couldn't quite make me out behind her reflection in the window.
My "training" with hummingbirds in the same situation is to move very slowly
Quite a treat after a winter of chickadees and one solitary blue jay..
You are correct this is a shot of a Male Baltimore Oriole. Beautiful birds, Nice shot Don
Thanks everyone for your comments, except wgp1987 of course
Although Saskatoon is only 217 miles from the US border, I've been told it's rare to see Orioles this far north. (Note to self - buy bird identification book)
I highly recommend hanging a bird feeder close to an appropriate window for people who don't really have the time to go chase them :lmao:
And keep the appropriate lens on the camera within reach, he, he...
I've been trying to catch one at my feeders for a couple years now. No joy. They are, indeed, VERY rare that far north. Good catch.
Have you tried grape jelly Gary?
I've read they like sweet stuff..
Headed out to the feeders now! THANKS!
This is a great shot! I love the way you managed to capture the delicate underbelly feathers; they're so sharp I can almost feel their softness. You're quite lucky to have been able to capture an oriole, I have only ever seen 2 at my feeders about three years ago and they were extremely skiddish.
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