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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Bullock's Oriole

Today a few pictures of a Bullock's Oriole.

We were so lucky that a friend had a Bullock's oriole at her feeder and she let us go and take pictures of it!  Thanks so much to her for making my day!

I had never seen one before and I don't think they usually come this far north.

It sure is a pretty bird.

It did not seem to like the seed feeder just the fat feeder.

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The Bird D'Pot 
Nature Notes Tuesday
Our World Tuesday
Wild Bird Wednesday
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  1. I'd never heard of Bullock's Oriole before, but looking it up on the web I learn that it's a fruit and nectar eater, so that explains why it's not touching the birdseed. Apparently they like oranges and jelly so maybe your friend might think of putting some out as it seems unlikely to find much fruit in the wild at this time of year. The poor thing must be rather lost to be so far north.

    1. oh thanks so much John, yes I looked it up also! I think it is in the wrong place for sure and possibly needs some fruit.

  2. Unusual colouring on that bird Nora. Well represented by your images.

  3. Orioles are beautiful and this one is no exception.

  4. Very handsome fellow. I am surprised that he didn't want the seed, just the suet, but I guess the suet has lots of calories to keep him warm.

  5. The Bullock's is a beautiful bird -- I guess he was just loading up on fat because of the cold weather. How nice that your friend let you know about this opportunity.

  6. That is one beautiful bird you captured there.

  7. Great photos of a beautiful bird!
    Have a wonderful week!

  8. Pretty colors and markings! I know we have them here in South Texas, but I've never spotted one. These images you've shared were a special treat.

    Thanks for joining us birders this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  9. Thanks so much for these comments! I am slowly getting by to read your blogs!

  10. As always beautiful photo's of gorgeous creatures

    Have a splendid ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

  11. Wonderful photos of the Baltimore Oriole ~ love them!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  12. Wow! That's one lost bird! I have them in the Willamette Valley of Oregon in the summer, but certainly not in the winter.

  13. He's a gorgeous bird! You took great photos of him.

  14. Such a gorgeous little visitor to your feeders!

  15. Oh wow..I have never seen one and you got some great photos too Nora...Michelle

  16. Such a pretty bird. And fabulous pictures.
    dropping by from abcw

  17. Thanks so much for these lovely comments. I will reply on each of your blogs as time permits. I appreciate your comments so much.


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