Tuesday, May 3, 2011

WBW -24 This Bird has a Sweet Tooth!

This time of year when we are trying to feed the hummers we may get this problem--BUT wow what a cool problem--When I was out west last year these birds amused me over and over not just with their bright beautiful color but with these antics--

This is the Bullocks Oriole form of the Northern Oriole (called the Baltimore in the Eastern US and Bullock's for the Western US)

Icterus galbula

They love to get at the Hummingbird Feeders and they will also come to fruit and there is an oriole food available at bird feed stores.

This is the Female and the male together...the female is at the top of the photo.


Here is another Male...


Fun Birds to watch and Enjoy !!!

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Northern Oriole Trivia: in the middle regions of the US around the great plains these 2 east/west orioles will interbreed and make birding ID'S dang hard for all of us!! The Hybrid is like the Baltimore but with a wide white wingbar of the Bullocks!

29 comments:

  1. Hi Sondra....omg..that second photo is so cute...
    I hung my hummingbird feeder last evening..first thing this morning ...Hummingbird!! So exciting every year...next is the Baltimore Oriole, should hear his call any day now, and yes he will try the hummer feeder for sure lol
    They get oranges...no I don't spoil them lol
    Beautiful photos and post,I wasn't aware of the other orioles!!!

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  2. Oh heck yeah I would LOVE that kind of problem! Especially since my hummingbird feeder hasn't seen a hummer in awhile...

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  3. They are gorgeous! I love Orioles and wouldn't mind them in my yard either :D

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  4. That would definitely be a fun 'problem' to have at the feeders. I imagine they eat lots more than the hummingbirds. Nice photos!

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  5. A great post and a beautiful set of images. Well captured.

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  6. I bought a book with all birds in the world and maybe I'll find this little beauty there. You are lucky to be able to feed them in you garden and off course, to take so nice pictures of them.

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  7. They are beautiful birds, great captures!

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  8. What sweet images.
    That orange against the blue sky and the pair of them. Lovely.

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  9. They're beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. Happy World Bird Wednesday Sondra! What amazing color! I can't wait to have the orioles arrive here in Michigan this spring. I've got a 2x6 board with nails stuck in the corners and a little plastic bowl tacked to the middle. Orange halfs are pushed on to the nails and grape jelly goes in the dish. Build it and they will come!

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  11. I would love this problem too. Great captures! Still waiting for the first of the season Baltimore Orioles here.

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  12. Just wish you would send a couple of Orioles my way. How cool it must be to have them around. Outstanding captures!!!

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  13. these are beautiful birds and fantastic shots! we had an oriole stop by our hummer feeders once. i was fascinated. :)

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  14. What can I add that hasn't been said -nothing! Just wanted to let you know I stopped by and enjoyed.

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  15. I want Orioles at my hummingbird feeder! Lovely birds, lovely shots.

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  16. Your birds and your images of them are beautiful Sondra. The Oriole is a stunning bird to see.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. This is a bird that I've been dying to see! Your captures are just wonderful!

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  18. Beautiful!! I would love to have this problem at my Hummingbird feeder! :)

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  19. I love these birds. I've never seen them before. Good trivia too. Thanks for stopping by.
    B.

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  20. Beautiful birds with such nice coulors! Great capture to :) Thanks för your visit :)

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  21. What a beautiful bird! Love the colours!!

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  22. Oh what a beautiful bird, amazing colors! Lovely shots, great work!

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  23. I think I saw some of them in Costa Rica. But not on feeders. :) Looks cool.

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  24. We don't get orioles here ... nice to see the pics.

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  25. Hi there - great pictures, I really like that last one - close enough to be clear, far enough back to place the bird in a "landscape" - I think that the way the twig goes from bottom left to top right really draws the eye across the shot and when you get to the top - bingo! There's the bird - splendid stuff!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  26. They are so cute and beautiful! Great shots!

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  27. Lovely birds! Our Black-hooded Orioles have a yellow and black complexion too,but they look quite different and are perhaps bigger.

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  28. such lovely birds! really nice shots!

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