The Baltimore Oriole is probably my wife’s favorite bird, but getting a glimpse of one is rare. We have tried for years to get one to come into our Oriole feeder to no avail. boy have things changed this year. We have a male and female coming into two feeders (one grape jelly) and the other a actual Baltimore Oriole mix. Not only that we recently took a trip to Indiana and saw 3 of the colorful birds along the way. To top things off my son-in-law and daughter have a nest in their front yard where we watched them feed three young ones in their hanging nest. What a treat that was! We had several people trying to get a good photo of them, and I actually got a pretty good one which I will post, along with the nest.
Baseball and softball are in full swing around here, and Grandma and Papa are quite busy trying to keep up with all the grandkids and their sports. This typical Michigan weather is keeping everyone on their toes, as a thunderstorm seems to be hiding just behind the next bank of clouds! So far no rain outs, but that won’t last forever. It might be the only way we can get a “break” this summer.
Twice this past week I have seen adult eagles flying over our city, and both times there have been black birds dive bombing them! Don’t they know they are attacking our national bird? I think that’s against the law! Evidently the much smaller and swifter black birds harass eagles, hawks, owls, and crows when they invade their air space. The bigger birds have a hard time trying to maneuver away from the pecking defenders and are quite helpless as they seek safer territory.
Forth of July is just around the corner. Can’t wait to spend some time with the family at the cabin.