Mum and I are furry excited. We saw a bird we have never seen before, it is orange and black. Mum says it is a Baltimore Oriole. Please biggify the pictures for maximum enjoyment.
Mum was spending lots of time cleaning this morning, doing the washing stuff. She didn't want to start using the sucking monster until the washy machine stopped on the first load.
So she sat down with me and was watching outside when we saw a bright orange bird in the crabby apple tree. Mum grabbed the fancy flashy box and started taking pictures.
He flew over to the bird feeder, hey, turn around, we don't want to see your spot 13!
That's better, but these birdies don't eat seed like mum usually feeds the birdies. He is looking for orange.
This is orange, but not eatable. Can you see we got over an inch of rain last night? So mum went into the big cold box, got out an orange, cut it in half and put it out by the feeder. This was before lunch time.
Later in the afternoon, mum looked out and Mr Oriole was back having a snack! Woohoo, we have gotten the guy to come back!
A short time later Mrs Oriole showed up too. Maybe they will make their home in a nearby tree and bring their babies around later. Plus you can see a red winged black bird, plus a male and female rose breasted grosbeak.
Mum will have to stock up on oranges, or get a special feeder that can hold grape jelly or nectar to keep these guys well fed.
Plus happy Mum's Day to all of the mum's, both kittie mum's and bean mums!