Monday, April 23, 2018

Traveling Music Show

male baltimore oriole theodosia missouri

 There's a new show in town at our favorite venue--outside our kitchen windows. Composed by the Master of song, the music repeats familiar themes in rich, sweet tones. The costumes are elaborate. Tangerine orange feathers embroidered in black and white flutter in the breeze.

Admission is one half orange, placed in a conspicuous place, and it's well worth the price. But don't wait--they won't be here long.

The show, of course, is Baltimore Orioles passing through our area on their way north and east from their wintering grounds in Mexico. They arrived at our house yesterday, just after the hickory trees started to tassel, and they search for insects high in the trees. We hope they find all the caterpillars.

Blue jays are surprised to find a small bird that they can't intimidate. 

The birds are agile and entertaining and keep us guessing what they'll do next.

One thing is certain, though, as long as they're here, they'll be eating oranges.

Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday


NatureFootstep said...

I love the headling for your post :)
I think I saw this bird in costa Rica many years ago. Not sure though. I love the colors of it.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - stunning!

A Colorful World said...

Just stunningly beautiful! What a treat to have them visit!

BumbleVee said...

Such a sweetie and you got a Blue Jay as well...good for you!!

Betty Crow said...

I haven't seen a Baltimore Oriole since I was a kid. They sure are beautiful!

Lea said...

Wonderful photos!

Brian King said...

Wow, those are gorgeous photos! Love the brilliant orange!

Stewart M said...

What wonderful birds - admission would be worth a least a whole orange I think!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Paula said...

Phantastic! The bright coloured feathers are impressive. Thank you for the lovely story. I "feel" your excitement.

greetings from Austria,

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Gorgeous photos !! Well-done :-)))

Barb said...

Amazing shots! Orange, orange, orange!