Oriole sightings, and others

Just when I thought Mr. Oriole was being elusive.

Mr. Oriole has a sweet beak.  He likes what Hummingbirds get and goes after slices of oranges.

The Mourning Doves are getting ready to make more Mourning Doves.

Mr. Pewee has a nice juicy bug!

And along comes Meleagris gallopavo!


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  1. KK says:

    What does the bird really say, Fr. Audubon?

  2. Geoffrey says:

    “And along comes Meleagris gallopavo!”

    Mmm… can someone say Thanksgiving? :-)

  3. wit of ego says:

    this blog is really for the birds!

  4. Chironomo says:

    I love these diversions from the regular news! Living in SW Florida, we get a huge variety of exotic birds… yesterday our front yard was host to a.) Red Crested Heron (big bird) b.) Red Spoonbills c.) White Ibis d.)Perigrine Falcons (mating pair in our pine grove) e.)and the omnipresent Turkey Buzzrds (much bigger than you would think…). I have though about getting the camera out and starting a photo site! Perhaps now that Summer is here…

  5. Renee says:

    What wonderful photos and lovely birds! All I ever get at my feeders are grackles. They chase away all the other birds :-(

  6. MSusa says:

    Fr. now really. Is the Turkey “for real”? Is it a pet or do you have plans later this year to invite him to…supper? mmmmmm

  7. dad29 says:

    The orioles LOVE grape jelly. Find a used, small, Tupperware/comparable cup and place it near the orange. They’ll go for the jelly every time.

  8. Ioannes says:

    Somewhere I have a picture of a turkey that I saw as it wandered along a road in Cappadocia. Yes, it was a turkey in Turkey (no joke!).

  9. An American Mother says:

    The wild turkeys are very plentiful hereabouts. They squawk and flap at the edge of the woods near the stable where I ride, and frighten the horses. For some reason they are not at all afraid of humans if the humans are on horseback . . . .

    Father Z, which Field Guide do you use?

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