Sunday, June 5, 2016
I'm telling you, I am truly blessed!! What now, you say? What the heck is that a picture of?
Well, let me tell you!! Many years ago...at least 20 I bet, we used to see Orioles flying in the air and wonder where their nest was. I read that they liked to make a nest high in the trees. We began seeing them at our pond. Then we occasionally saw them at our feeders. I began to put out what I read would attract them. Got a feeder and syrup. Put out orange halves. Nope, occasional sightings but no regular visits.
When I put the Hummer feeder out this year, who do you think was the first visitor? Yup, a beautiful male Oriole. He liked the orange flavored suet too. And there he was eating from the sliced oranges. He brought his wife too.
Then we saw young ones at the feeders and taking baths in the puddles at the pond.
My best view of our pond from the house is from the bathroom window. I like to look out that window when I wake up and see what is going on. I saw that male oriole land on a thin branch hanging from the maple tree in the back yard. He left and came back to the same spot. What the heck...all I saw was the leaves on the hanging branch. Out I went to investigate. I never noticed that brown balloon looking thing in the tree before. I kept watching and trying to get a picture. THAT is an Oriole nest. How cool is that!! Guess I'll be seeing more babies soon.
By the way, we have another brood of Blue Birds ready to leave the nest soon. I'm telling you, I LOVE that Mother Nature!!