Friday, May 18, 2007

Baltimore Oriole

I put out grape jelly and an orange half to attract Baltimore Orioles, it took less than a day for the birds to find it, thankfully they seem to prefer the grape jelly over the oranges, grape jelly is much cheaper than oranges! These pictures are not very good, I hope to get some better shots in the coming days. There is a large basswood tree by the jelly, they congregate there first and then come down for the jelly. I counted four or five in the tree waiting their turn to eat. The orange on a couple of the birds is not nearly as dark as the others, I wonder if they are immature males? I have not seen any females.


Sally said...

I *wish* I could get Orioles to come to my house but we're too far in town. I did see a Scarlet Tananger (sp?) the other day and totally freaked out!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

How cool about the Scarlet Tanger! I have only seen one once in my life and that was quite some time ago early one spring.