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B – Birds

Baltimore Oriole and Orange
Baltimore Oriole

Loved finding some first of the year B-birds over the past few days! About 10 minutes after posting my previous post on Sunday . . . . I had my first of the year Blackburnian Warbler (CHECK) who was singing up in the Hemlocks! They seem a little early but after looking at last years first of the year, it was ironically also on April 26th!!

Blackburnian Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler

This morning while lying in bed . . . . I heard my wakeup whistling of the Baltimore Oriole moving around the trees! Another Oriole was then observed flittering around the apple tree saying “Hello . . . we have finally returned”! I am 75% sure that I had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak at my feeder this morning but only got a quick glance before it disappeared into the trees! So, I suspect that I will be adding the Grosbeak to my year list tomorrow!

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15 responses

  1. Hooray for the grosbeaks! Such strikingly lovely birds. 🙂

    28 April 2009 at 11:52 pm

  2. Beautiful colored birds. That branch the oriole is on looks wicked!

    29 April 2009 at 1:36 am

  3. YAY! It’s so exciting! What a beautiful photo of the oriole.

    29 April 2009 at 5:29 am

  4. Marg

    Oh boy-Grosbeaks have been seen (not by me) but no Oriole yet-fabulous colourful shots!

    29 April 2009 at 5:52 am

  5. So pretty! And I learn so much from visiting here!

    29 April 2009 at 6:43 am

  6. Oh, the color! I could overdose on it! Beautiful. Just beautiful.

    29 April 2009 at 6:44 am

  7. Lisa at Greenbow

    Isn’t this an exciting time of year with all the migrants coming through. It just makes me want to stay outside. I love your “in hand” photos.

    29 April 2009 at 7:58 am

  8. The Blackburnian image is superb. I guess it just goes to prove the old adage that a bird in the hand is worth one helluva photo.

    29 April 2009 at 10:58 am

  9. Beautiful. Isn’t migration wonderful? Every day holds new promises.

    29 April 2009 at 2:24 pm

  10. Great Pics! Are you holding the warbler? Is that from another year?

    29 April 2009 at 5:09 pm

  11. My mother’s Baltimore Orioles showed up in her Maine backyard yesterday. She was so pleased. I have a pair who stay the summer in the woods outside my office window, but I’ve not seen them yet. They are so beautiful!

    29 April 2009 at 10:19 pm

  12. Beautiful photos. You do a lot of mist netting?

    30 April 2009 at 6:35 am

  13. Wonderful photos–especially of the Baltimore Oriole.

    30 April 2009 at 10:15 am

  14. Absolutely beautiful, Orioles are just stunning birds, man I wish I could get them to come into my backyard !!

    30 April 2009 at 10:53 pm

  15. Oh, my! The beauty of these birds is beyond words. Makes me feel sorry for people who stay inside buildings and never experience God’s color palette! Just wonderful photos! Thank you for the eye treats!

    8 May 2009 at 9:11 pm

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