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"Sleepover Time"

Oh, Those Orioles!

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Kim and I have gone bird-bonkers over the Baltimore orioles that have been hanging around our backyard.

 

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I've taken hundreds of oriole photos since they delighted and shocked us with their arrival the first week of May, so here are a few of my favorites of these breathtakingly gorgeous birds!

 


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This is a young one...

 

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...and another young one...

 

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The yellow females are just as brilliant as their orange male partners...absolutely gorgeous!

 


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Yesterday we watched in amusement as this fella took a bath in the fish pond...

 

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...then shook his feathered booty dry...


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...and cleaned himself.


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Well-groomed and handsome boy!

 

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Although we realize they may decide to move on any day, we're so hoping these beauties will decide to stick around, build a nest, and raise some littles for us.  Time will tell.

But for now we sure are enjoying these new visitors around the cabin.

Oh, those orioles!

 

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