This Baltimore Oriole spent quite a bit of time feeding from the hummingbird feeder. Although the feeder port is quite small – perhaps 3-4mm wide – it was definitely able to feed; I saw it swallow several times. It is setting up ‘housekeeping’ nearby; I hear it singing throughout the day
Focus is a little soft, as I took this through the screened kitchen window.
Baltimore Orioles are a late spring arrival. Seeing this one was a good stamp on spring finally being here. Photo shot through the kitchen window which has a screen, therefore the slightly out of focus image.
It is at a hummingbird feeder; I have learned over the past several years that orioles prefer them to the oriole feeders I have trialed; the hummingbird feeders are less tippy and unsteady.
It may be difficult to see the Baltimore oriole which visited our oriole feeder. I had heard it quite a few times in the days before this and had spent some extra time on the deck hoping to photograph it to no avail. One day I was out in the yard, turned around, and there he was. Fortunately I had the Playbook with me.