New visitor at the feeder

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  1. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Greetings,

    First time I've seen this guy/gal in my yard :sexywink:

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    Cheers, Don
     
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    wgp1987 TPF Noob!

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    wow noise-tastic .... crop?
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    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:
     
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    Phranquey TPF Noob!

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    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:
     
  5. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    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 :sexywink:

    Quite a treat after a winter of chickadees and one solitary blue jay..

    Cheers, Don
     
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    You are correct this is a shot of a Male Baltimore Oriole. Beautiful birds, Nice shot Don
     
  7. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks everyone for your comments, except wgp1987 of course :lol:

    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...

    Cheers, Don
     
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    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.
     
  9. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Have you tried grape jelly Gary?

    I've read they like sweet stuff..

    Cheers, Don
     
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    Headed out to the feeders now! THANKS!
     
  11. Dagwood56

    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    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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