Sunday, May 29, 2011

Orioles


Orioles...for some reason these birds seemed to be a rarity at my home in Canada.  Perhaps it was suburbia that kept my encounters with these brilliant critters at a minimum...I don't know...but when I did see one it was so brief that I never really got to appreciate the experience.  With the cabin here in Wellston I have quickly learned there are plenty of Orioles around and an encounter is as easy as opening ones eyes if the proper treats are left out for temptation.  The males are a stunning dark black and orange while the females seemed to have a washed orange and brownish-black appearance.  The males are quiet and reserved while the females are flamboyant and quite vocal.  Hmmmmmmm weird...

3 comments:

Steeliemax said...

you know i am not a numbers guy when fishing lol Byran but we have lots of orials here at home. They always show up on the 2nd week in May so I always have the liquid feeder filled and ready for them to keep them around. I thought the cold spring would change their pattern but 2nd week in May to the day they showed. They are such a pretty bird love having them around.

Trotsky said...

Cool looking Bird.

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Awesome shots! Thats would be cool to have those dudes outside my window