Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Orioles

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

My prayers go out to the people of Moore Oklahoma.


This week's bird is the Oriole. Luckily I have seen different species of Orioles the last two weeks. These are the boys of summer. At the local park there were lots of Baltimore Orioles and during my last trip to Bombay Hook I was able to see the Orchard Oriole.


The Baltimore Oriole. The Baltimore Orioles can be found at backyard feeders, they like oranges and grape jelly and the sweet nectar found in the hummingbird feeders. Adult males are flame orange and black.


1st summer male Orchard Oriole, this male is similar to the female except for the black throat patch.



Orchard Oriole, is the smallest North American Oriole. The rich chestnut color can be so dark the bird can appear black.


I saw a lot of Orchard Orioles at Bombay Hook NWR.


My favorite shots of the Orioles are of the Orchard Oriole on this wheat colored grass.

I hope you enjoyed my Oriole post and  photos.
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I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!

54 comments:

Leovi said...

Gorgeous photos, I love those birds!

Dian Miller said...

Very Nice Eileen, I used to visit Bombay when I
lived in MD! One of my favorite birds, I have an Oriole Tattoo.

Dian Miller
Harrisburg, Pa

bettyl said...

My, my, I didn't realize there were so many different orioles in the world! Your photos are lovely, as usual, and the colors of these birds are just amazing.

Leora said...

Love viewing your beautiful orioles. Wish they would visit my backyard.

In contrast, I find looking at pictures of Oklahoma unbearable. Those poor families.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what beautiful birds. The only oriole in the UK is the golden oriole which is only found in a couple of places in the south of England.

Terry said...

That is also my favorite photo. The only Oriole I have seen is the Baltimore and we have had them here the last few weeks. A gorgeous bird that has a beautiful song.

TexWisGirl said...

so beautiful! thanks for including the 1st yr male - in yellow! :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Beautiful photos of the Orioles. My favorite is the Orchard Oriole in the wheat grass too. I have a pair of Baltimore Orioles coming to my feeder but I have not gotten a photo yet.

Gail Dixon (La.Belle) said...

Your orchard oriole shots put mine to shame. There was only one day that I saw them and the wind was waving them all over the place as they foraged in a low bush. They are so pretty and your shots are awesome!

rainfield61 said...

Just like human, they share a common name, oriole, but look so differently.

Karen said...

Oh I love the brilliant orange of the Baltimore! The Orchards are a handsome bird!

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen....Gorgeous birds, and you get to see them all!! We have the Baltimore here!! He is such a delight singing away gleaming the apple blossoms!!
The last one of Orchard O.is a stunning shot!!
Thanks for sharing your Orioles!!

Yes terrible tragedy..."Prayers"!!
Grace

prairiebirder said...

Great photos, Eileen! I've never seen an Orchard Oriole in breeding plumage, they are so pretty.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Orioles are so pretty! I love all of your shots, but the one that is the 3rd one down is just spectacular!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I have never seen an Oriole!! Very colorful and great photos of them!!

Betsy Adams said...

I love seeing the different Orioles... I don't think we have Orchards here --but we do have Baltimore Orioles...Hope I can attract one to my feeders.

Beautiful photos, Eileen.
Hugs,
Betsy

DeniseinVA said...

Your photos are great Eileen.

I too am thinking of the people in Moore, Oklahoma.

George said...

I wasn't familiar with Orchard Orioles. Thank you for the education. Your photos of both varieties are beautiful.

Brian King said...

I'm envious! It's been a couple of years since I've seen an oriole and that was only for a minute. Love these photos!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, The Orioles, like the Eastern Bluebirds, just seem to be such cheery-looking birds. I have only seen just a handful of these rather elusive (to me) birds. They seem to like the crowns of trees a lot. Have a wonderful Wed. tomorrow!

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Lynne said...

My oranges are out . . . sure hope the Orioles decide to stop here for some nectar . . .

Wonderful photos Eileen . . .

Happyone said...

Oh what a beauty!!

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful bright birds. The last photo is especially beautiful..

Carver said...

Interesting seeing the different orioles. Great shots.

Shey said...

Wow, what lovely captures! I've not seen them here yet. Hopefully in the future. :)

Karen said...

I love all your shots of the Orioles, but the last one is just special, have a nice day and happy birding.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

such colorful birds, I like seeing the various orioles. It is interesting what you put out to feed them also.

Bob Bushell said...

We get only one sort of Orioles, the Golden Orioles, but you have got so many, and so beautiful. Another great present, cheers Eileen.

HansHB said...

A lovely bird! Nice photos!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!I 'm so sad about those poor families in Oklahoma.God may be with them!Great pictures and very beautiful birds!Thank you for sharing!
Dimi..

Pieni Lintu said...

Lovely colors!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds!

Stewart M said...

What great looking birds - and everyone a life bird for me!

Any day I see an echidna is a good day!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Kerri said...

Lovely Birds!!

Phil said...

How brilliant to see all those orioles in one day Eileen. They certainly are a colourful family of birds, the same colours you captured so well.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Pretty Birds!!!!

Arija said...

Love your captures of the orioles, just beautiful.

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series you show with some beautiful birds :) Hanne Bente

caite said...

I am not sure if I have ever seen one, since I didn't know what they looked like. before these excellent pics that is!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful birds shots - love the colors.

Carletta said...

Lovely shots Eileen!
The first one is my favorite - beautiful all around color in that one!
I do like the natural grass surroundings as well.
Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Ken Schneider said...

Nice comparison of the Orchard and Baltimore Orioles. I have found it takes great patience or just plain luck to get one of them to pose out in the open. They seem to be so preoccupied with their foraging.

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful! There are orioles around; I have seen them briefly, rarely. I tried leaving cut oranges for them, but had no takers, other than bees.

i stora drag said...

What goodlooking birds with nice colours, Eileen! Very clear and fine photos of them!
Thanks for your comment. /Pia

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I am always amazed by brilliant plumage! Not to mention amazing photos! Thank you for sharing them!

Jemma said...

This was not only a beautiful post, but so educational. Your photos are outstanding and all of the beauty of each of these species is precisely captured.
Thank you so much for sharing!
Happy Hugs,
Jemma

Chris Rohrer said...

Love this particular bird. The Orchard is such a beautiful oriole. They come to my Grandmother's feeders in Wisconsin.

pattisjarrett said...

The Orchard Oriole is very pretty!

Linda said...

I enjoyed these pictures. The last one is my favorite.

NatureFootstep said...

you have Orioles where you live? I saw tehm in CR and loved them. So colorful and gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing. :)

bailey-road.com said...

I am so jealous of these beautiful shots. I have seen only one Baltimore Oreole.

Maria said...

Nice profile of the Oriole, a bird I've never seen.

Rambling Woods said...

Wow Eileen.... I am thrilled to see one species of these beautiful birds..... Michelle

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