Saturday, May 12, 2018

Colorful birds at our feeding station

We have a male Baltimore Oriole who visits the jelly station.
We love springtime as it brings more colorful birds to the feeding station. Drew maintains a grape jelly feeder, a hummingbird feeder, a suet feeder, and a seed feeder.
The Baltimore Oriole male does not seem to have a mate as yet. Last year there were baby orioles which was magical!
This year, we do have a mated pair of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. I haven't photographed the female yet, but the male is gorgeous!
The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks love the seed feeder. I think the black-oil sunflower seeds are their favorite food!
The other colorful bird at our seed feeder is the goldfinch. We only seem to have a few of them around this year. In past years we have had large flocks of goldfinches, but the number of songbirds is dwindling at an alarming rate.
And, lastly, there is Ernest P Mowerbird who is the official guardian of the feeding stations. Made of mower parts, he is a formidable, metal-sculptured creature!

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