Thursday, August 23, 2012

Orange Bird Day

     I haven't had much blog traffic lately. It may be due to my recent subject matter that has me considering changing the blog name to Leastly Birds (always).  I got nothing earth shattering to report but here goes......

      To some people that live in more wooded areas it's not a big deal to get an orange bird in their yard.  From my yard I've had less than 20 Baltimore Oriole sightings in the 8 years that I've lived here.  This morning I not only had an Oriole but also a Blackburnian Warbler.  It was the fourth Blackburnian sighting ever in my yard and third this year.

Blackburnian Warbler in a Locust tree

Contorted preening Baltimore Oriole

   As you can see from the photos the Warbler popped out  for a quick portrait,  the Oriole, while out in the open, was too preoccupied with grooming to pose for a decent photo.

  The photo below shows my neighborhood marked with an X,  the gray (or grey as they say in Blighty) color is indicative of the summer concrete in full bloom , which limits my oriole sightings because they, like most birds,  prefer a habitat with actual vegetation.

   Hopefully Orange Bird Day can become a regular thing and give Queen Ant Day a run for it's money as an end-of-August-should-be holiday.


  1. "Summer concrete in full bloom..." Awesome line!

  2. Paint the concrete green...fools them every time.