The absence of tail made it very difficult for this young oriole to escape being photographed.
Other birds on this 26 degree, sunny morning:
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)
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