Friday, May 14, 2010

How Sweet it IS !

Last week I bought a new Hummingbird feeder because the I had the feeling we would be having our timber mates back home soon. I boiled up some sugar water and put it outside...

The Baltimore Orioles seemed a bit late in their return, but they knew when it was okay to come back. I heard them in the trees on Friday last week and caught a picture of one Saturday night.
I wanted to bring them closer for viewing this season. As you can tell, they have found the feeder on the deck. I am extremely pleased that they haven't been shy about coming to visit.
Hello There!!!! A female Oriole checked me out as I peeked around the drapes to get a picture to put in my 2010 Oriole file.The streak - stage left, finally came to rest after checking out the feeder. I kept seeing something flash by and surmised I was apart of a reconnaissance mission . A Ruby-throated male has found some a sweet treat. The feeder is now fulfilling its purpose. ;)
I really must fly...


Later!  ; )

11 comments:

Marian Love Phillips said...

That was really sweet...thanks for sharing with us cdgardens...really nice bird pictures!

SimplyOutdoors said...

Those are great pictures. Hummingbirds are so cool, and the orioles really do know how to pose for a picture.

CDGardens said...

Marian Love Phillips and SimplyOutdoors - I enjoy sharing the bird pictures.We have so many beautiful songbirds it is magical when the daylight stirs them from slumber and brings their music to the ear. It is fun!

Mel said...

Totally agree with Marian and Arthur here, those are some great photos. Sounds like you are set for a great bird watching summer.

CDGardens said...

Mel - Thanks! Yes, I will be keeping my eye to the sky, trees and feeder this year. ;)

wanderingowloutside said...

Hi,CD! We have a pair of orioles that nest in one of our ash trees out back each year. I love what they bring to the mix while all the birds are calling.

That last pic of the oriole taking off is awesome! Nice catch!

CDGardens said...

wanderingowloutside - Once you get hooked on birdwatching you miss them if they aren't around to fill their niche. This Spring it seemed as though the Orioles were late in returning.

Glad you have a pair to make your backyard colorful too.

It was pure luck that allowed me to catch the picture of the bird in that stage of flight. Fun stuff! ;)

Othmar Vohringer said...

great pictures. my wife just purchased a humming bird feeder to complete her outdoor bird photography studio.

-ov-

CDGardens said...

Othmar Vohringer - Thank You! Your wife will enjoy having the Humming Bird feeder to bring her subjects closer. They are fun to watch.

Marian Love Phillips said...

I just dropped by to check on you again and noticed your 'NEW LOOK' - I love it! Very nice and professional. :)
PS: Looking forward to seeing more of your bird pics cdgardens!

CDGardens said...

Marian Love Phillips - Thank you for coming by. I have been playing around with my Office 2007 Word program. Some of my work didn't transfer to blogger but might eventually when I get TimberLife.net underway.

I appreciate your opinion. Thanks!