Saturday, May 18, 2013

Baltimore Oriole Cheer

The beautiful Baltimore Oriole

Yesterday morning I was sitting at my desk when I was startled by this beautiful Oriole singing at me, about 5 feet from where I was sitting! He had landed on the wreath on our front door and was looking through the window. I think, through that sweet, babbling brook melody, he was saying, 'What's going on in there? Don't you realize I'm hungry??!'




Of course, I got up from my desk immediately and took oranges out to the picnic table (they're to the right of this photo.) I was trying to focus on that little guy, but he moves so fast! I had set an old drinking cup paddle (it's a dairy farm thing) on the picnic table and he perched on it for a couple seconds before flying off.  At least I got the better photo of him in the maple tree. :-)

And yes, he started devouring the oranges right away. In fact, I think he's due for a refill.

I thank God for putting these lovely creatures in our world. What cheer and beauty they bring to our lives!
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He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. - Colossians 1:15-16

 
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. - 1 Chronicles 29:11


 
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33 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

What a beauty! No Baltimore Orioles in my neck of the woods.

Cindy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can see that you are a bird lover too. We get some orioles in our yard around the time the mulberries are ripe! They are so beautiful.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love watching the birds that come and use the bird bath and eat the seed in the feeders, I do it every morning!! I haven't seen a Baltimore Oriole here so far.

Amy Burzese said...

Great post, Judy. Aren't they beautiful birds?

Terri said...

I love their coloring- such pretty birds.

TexWisGirl said...

wonderful! and i knew what a drinking cup paddle was. :) made me smile at the memory from my wisconsin youth.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous bird and fabulous photo! It's so hard to get a nice clear photo of a bird...they don't like to pose for pics! Enjoy your weekend!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

He is so pretty, and colorful. One of the best things about blogging is seeing all the different birds that I would never get a chance to see in their native habitat.

Jen

Mulberry Whisper said...

What a beautiful bird! I agree with Jen - I am grateful to bloggers for showing animals and things around them, the way they see them, "raw". It is like having windows to other places.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

He is truly magnificent!

XO,

Sheila

Carla TePaske said...

Hi Judy,
This is so funny, because we had the same thing happen to us. Baltimore Oriole's must be flying into Barron County this weekend. :-)
Atticus helped me put out oranges and grape jelly.

Eva Ason said...

He's beautiful, I really love the bright colours.

Trace4J said...

Oh how handsome is He.
I am originally from Baltimore.
So I love them.
Wonderful photo.
Woolie hugs

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful! Great photo!

Terri D. said...

A great catch, a beautiful bird. I'm sure he appreciated the fruit treat!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Judy, What a beautiful bird-wish we had brightly colored birds here. We do get some goldfinches but that is about it. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.
Noreen

Susie said...

We put grape jelly in a dish for the orioles and orange halves. We only have one pair but I love when I can catch sight of them. We also have a pair of eastern bluebirds this year. I love our bird watching here.xoxo,Susie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Orioles are so pretty and you got an awesome shot of him, Judy! Just gorgeous. I saw one here last spring, but not so far this year.

Chatty Crone said...

That pictures is so wonderful - the first thing I think about is God and how majestic He is and how He made such wonderful and beautiful birds. So colorful. Sandie

Chel C said...

What a beautiful bird, I have never seen these before. xx

Lana Wallpe said...

See what happens when I am gone for a while? I think I posted on your facebook page, and
I didn't know you had one!

Diane said...

How neat-- I've never seen one in person.

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful picture, I have never seen one in person. This photo makes me feel as if I am, thanks for sharing this with us.

Cynthia

Denise said...

Gorgeous.

Claudia said...

He's beautiful! I've spotted them a few times around here, but they are a rare sight!

Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

Missy George said...

Beautiful Baltimore Oriole..As close as I live to Baltimore, I rarely see them.Thanks for stopping by my blog..

Missy George said...

Beautiful Baltimore Oriole..As close as I live to Baltimore, I rarely see them.Thanks for stopping by my blog..

Babajeza said...

Wow, this bird is amazing. Our birds are more subtle. There are a few very rare ones that glow in the brightest colours.

beadhen said...

All things bright and beautiful,
The Lord God made them all. Thank you, Lord. I had no idea that birds would enjoy grape jelly and oranges. Or is it true only for the orioles? Beautiful photo.
Condolences on the passing of your sweet dog.

Miss Elizabeth said...

I love Orioles!! They were one of the first bird types I learned about.. largely equating them with the Baltimore Orioles whose stadium we passed by every Sunday when I was little. :)

Joyce said...

We have a little mama robin sitting on a carefully constructed nest just outside our living room window. I'm patiently waiting to see babies, but every time I walk by I think of that verse about how much God cares for the birds, and how much more He cares for us. Birds are always a reminder of that for me.

Heide at ApronHistory said...

He is a beauty!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh how wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Happy week to you!

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