Monday, May 17, 2010

Oriole at Southeastway

The last week or so has been great for migrating birds here at the park. Some are just passing through, while others have come back to stay for the summer and nest. One of the latter is our resident Baltimore Oriole. I never tire of the chattery bird with the brilliant orange and shiny ebony feathers.

Unfortunately, the nosy bird decided to come INSIDE the building. We scooped him up with a butterfly net and after he voiced a bit of protest, we took him outside and off he flew. Almost every morning he does a fly by, calling out with his deep whistles and prattle. "Whoot... whoot... at,at,at,at,at." Not sure if he is saying "thank you" or iterating a much different message! ;)

Photo by wikipedia

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