Sorry to be so late with my posting this week. For a while there I nearly didn't make it at all. Got hit with a nasty gastro-intestinal episode and just got out of the hospital last night. Seems it was an intestinal blockage caused by scar tissue from previous surgery. But I am now recovering.
Enough of that, take a look at these beauties:
We have had a pair of orioles visiting us at the old house for several years and wondered if we would be favored by their presence down here which is only actually about a mile away "as the oriole flies''. We have found that the greatest lure for them is grape jelly. So now, half-way through a jar of grape jelly later, we have this beautiful pair visiting us regularly a few times a day. They usually only stay around until mid August, so I am hoping they will still be here when my sister Kay comes to visit next week. The last photo is of the female. The females are not usually as brightly colored as this one, so I am not sure if it was the lighting, the camera or she was just naturally brighter than usual.
This is my BIRD BOOK which I rely on for so much information:
This is truly a most useful book and I love it. I have it right by my chair along side my binoculars.
This is my entry for ABC Wednesday about 24 hours later than usual, but at least I made it. Do visit this new round of ABC Wednesday HERE now in the beginning of its 13th round. Thanks Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger Owen Green for their conscientious leadership