A Nest of Dreams

As a beginning birder I was thrilled when two Bullock’s Orioles appeared in our Colorado yard. The young female spent weeks carefully weaving her nest as our cattle dogs sat mesmerized. Sadly, four days after her eggs were laid a hailstorm destroyed her future family and home. The young Oriole pair circled leafless trees and their chosen nesting area for several days before leaving our home. Now it is our turn to be patient for their return.

Who new Grape jelly tasted so good

Both Dad and Mom have been bringing the baby to our pear tree to eat Suet
, sunflower seeds, and most of all Grape Jelly. Baby looks a lot like a female goldfinch but is about 2x the size.

Daddy Duty

A male Baltimore Oriole takes his turn on the nest.

Baby Baltimore Oriole waiting to be fed.

I was talking to my neighbour when this little one flew into the bush beside me and I happened to have my camera handy. I left quickly as mama oriole was wanting to feed the baby.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology