Baltimore Oriole chick at High Park / June 27, 2019

The absence of tail made it very difficult for this young oriole to escape being photographed.

Baltimore Oriole chick
Baltimore Oriole chick
Baltimore Oriole chick
Baltimore Oriole chick

Other birds on this 26 degree, sunny morning:

Chipping Sparrow
Black-crowned Night Heron
Mute Swans
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting

Species list: black-crowned night heron, mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, ring-billed gull, hairy woodpecker, eastern kingbird, eastern wood pewee, blue jay, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, warbling vireo, red-eyed vireo,  house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, Baltimore oriole, northern cardinal, indigo bunting,  American goldfinch, chipping sparrow, song sparrow.  (22 species)

Park scenes:

Some Botany:

Foxglove – Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Foxglove – Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)
Hairy Beardtongue (Penstemon hirsutus)
New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)
Figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
Bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)
Yellow Hawkweed (Hieracium aurantiacum)

This morning’s group:


A Minor Bird

I have wished a bird would fly away,
And not sing by my house all day;

Have clapped my hands at him from the door
When it seemed as if I could bear no more.

The fault must partly have been in me.
The bird was not to blame for his key.

And of course there must be something wrong
In wanting to silence any song. – Robert Frost

Miles Hearn

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