|I was SO VERY, VERY excited. I kept taking picture after picture after picture, for fear I might never see him again.|
|I was pleased that his next stop was at our oriole feeder for some grape jelly and oranges. With their appetite for sweets, thank God orioles don't have to worry about tooth decay!|
|I'd barely told Lon about the orioles when I had to cut the call short so I could pick up my camera again. Our first hummingbird sighting was yesterday but I hadn't taken a picture and what do you know; here he was again.|
|I wonder if he'd seen the oriole drinking from what we'd previously considered to be exclusively a hummingbird feeder. If he had, he seemed quite unaffected.|
|Sporting the same colors, this woodpecker came to join in the festivities this evening. He's a familiar sight around here. I've seen him regularly for quite a while.|
|Close to a dozen gold finches fluttered between the seed feeders all afternoon. We've been enjoying them for several weeks.|
|Even the rain showers didn't chase them away.|
|I'd love to have a pair of shoes in that "look at me" color.|
|Sorry, but I'm rather taken by the Baltimore orioles. I bet I took at least thirty pictures of them today.|
|As bright as the orange appears in these photos, the color is even more beautiful seen with the naked eye.|
|The way this grosbeak is eyeing me, I think if he'd had a camera, he'd have taken my picture.|
We saw robins, cardinals, sparrows, starlings and house finches coming and going as well today.
What a grand day this was, right in our own backyard.