The week is literally flying by as I smile while watching the spring arrivals at my bird feeders.
May 1st was a very very big day, as the first two male Baltimore orioles showed up, brilliant in their orange feathers.
Their feeder had only been up one day when they arrived, so perhaps they’ve been around a few days. I hope they didn’t get too hungry waiting for me.
All day today, May 2nd, the oriole feeder has been active, with the beautiful orange birds, plus others who stopped by for a taste.
Today I saw my first Grosbeaks, two males at my seed feeder fighting each other for space at the table. One finally chased the other off, but then seemed kind of confused.
I had his favorite food on the feeder, but he seemed interested in all the activity right next door at the oriole feeder. So he gave that a try.
Turns out he liked it and sat there tasting for quite some time. And when he noticed me he flew up into the tree to watch…
…then sat at the finch feeder eating thistle seed for a long time. He thinks he’s arrived at a smorgasbord. I guess he has.
And when a bluejay showed up he retreated to another feeder pole to watch the action.
Yesterday I saw the first hummingbird too, checking out the oriole feeder because I hadn’t put up his feeder. I hurried up and got that out and he’s been back today. In fact I just saw him a few minutes ago. No pictures yet, he’s pretty shy.
And of course between the orioles and grosbeaks (a female showed up today too!!) and hummingbirds…
…I have the usual gold finches and titmice and chickadees and bluejays and blackbirds and cardinals.
And this guy, image caught through the window and a screen.
What made you smile this week? Tell us your story and link to Trent’s blog so we can all smile with you!