Today as I was driving, a flash of orange swooped in front of me. Oriole, thought I.
I had put out orange slices in the hope of attracting the first returning Orioles.
Now the place is lousy with Orioles!
On my return home, they had knocked down the slices and were busily stripping them clean on the ground.
I put out more. More came.
Mr. and Mrs.
The House Finches wanted in on the action.
This fellow is of such an intense orange it is hard to imagine that he didn’t stop at some garage for detailing.
So! I will be buying more oranges and also grape jelly. They love grape jelly.
In the last week I have seen the return of Brown Thrasher, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Baltimore Oriole, and a few less attractive species.
I am now waiting for the humming birds. I will clean the feeders right away and hang them up tonight.