We’ve been enjoying the orioles again this spring, as well as lots of other pretty birds.
Tonight I took a chair out into the yard, trying to get a shot of the orioles glowing in the evening sun. Boy they are suspicious birds.
Though I was sitting far away from the feeder, and using my long lens, they were still skittish. Especially when this face appeared in the window only inches away from their feeder.
Even with the distraction the male and female oriole each showed up for a few fleeting moments.
The goldfinches, on the other hand, are much less finicky about paparazzo like me.
Earlier today we had a visitor who had a hankering for jelly. He’s been here before, and has, in fact, enthusiastically chewed the feeder trying to get the last drop.
And yesterday Mr. Grosbeak dropped by. He’s not shy at all, and told me right away that I had inadvertently allowed the safflower seed level to drop to an unacceptable level.
I fixed that immediately. Sorry sir.