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Baltimore Oriole!!

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Friday May 17, 2013

Meadowlands, MN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: I'm so excited!! There used to be a pair that nested in my woods in the 90's but then disappeared, so seeing this brilliant fellow eying the Hummingbird feeder right outside my window was a thrill I can't begin to describe!! There's nothing blooming here yet so everyone's feeders are the only source of nectar at this point. I put out orange slices after he left but haven't seen him back yet.

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13. minnesotamom
10:07 PM GMT on June 22, 2013
Thanks so much for your note, Becky! Yes, I was grabbing for my camera hoping to goodness I didn't scare it away as it was only about 10 feet from me through the window. Sure was exciting! But it's been over a month and I've not seen or heard anymore of it. :(
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12. Becky1
10:37 AM GMT on June 22, 2013
Amazing you were able to get a picture
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11. minnesotamom
3:13 AM GMT on June 02, 2013
Thanks so much, Gil! I sure wish it would have come back. :(
My sympathies, Dave--we have several really bright colored native birds so I guess we're really fortunate!
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10. WurzelDave
7:18 PM GMT on May 31, 2013
Nothing that colourful round my way.
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9. gilg72
3:43 PM GMT on May 27, 2013
This is really a very pretty Bird Kathy. Beautiful series. 10s on all.
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8. minnesotamom
1:35 PM GMT on May 21, 2013
Thanks so much for your nice comments, James, Kathy, and genie! It was such a thrill to see it here, not having seen one for several years! :-)
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7. geniebenie
1:09 AM GMT on May 21, 2013
What a beautiful bird! I always wished we had them in my part of the country but don't. I have never seen one. Thanks for showing them to us.
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6. ChrisAnthemum
3:21 PM GMT on May 18, 2013
Glad you got a chance to see this bright harbinger of spring as well as the hummers, Kathy! Surely things will green up and you'll have lots of interesting birds. I bet he'll spot those orange slices before very long!
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5. gardner48197
3:12 PM GMT on May 18, 2013
Lovely series, how exciting!!
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4. minnesotamom
3:12 PM GMT on May 18, 2013
Ingrid, I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see him just outside my window!! It was like having a ray of brilliant sunshine on wings out there hopping around on the shepherds hook eying feeder!! And they have the most beautiful voice of any bird I've ever heard, to match their stunning color!! :-)
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3. cyril8
3:09 PM GMT on May 18, 2013
Such a rich orange color on this bird!
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2. minnesotamom
2:44 PM GMT on May 18, 2013
Thanks for your note, Betsy! This is a male---the females are much duller--olive brown with yellow instead of this "flame orange", and only a grey head instead of black like his. I sure hope you can get them to come in closer---they love oranges, dark fruits and grape jelly. :-)
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1. luvne32
2:30 PM GMT on May 18, 2013
Pretty female. I wish we could attract them, but there do not seem to be many in our area. I will occasionally get a few beautiful phrases, but can't see him.
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Hi! My name is Kathy and I live in northern Minnesota, USA, where the winter temps have dipped down to -60º below zero F. The summers used to be mild but in recent years have been up in the 90ºs---too hot for me. I love being able to travel the world from my office chair, through all your great photos! I've learned tons about photography and editing photos thanks to all the great people on here and their willingness to share tips. Thank you to all you Wunderfriends who take time to look and leave notes---I deeply appreciate it. :-)free hit countersCreate your own visitor map!

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