Baltimore Oriole at the Guild Inn: June 3, 2022

Baltimore Orioles return to our area in early May and are easy to spot because there are no leaves on the trees.

Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)

By the end of May, the foliage is so dense that they are difficult to find. Here are the best photos I could get this morning:

Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)


Starting on the first of May, we put a half orange out each morning and as many as four Orioles were coming to it.

Baltimore Oriole (female)
Baltimore Oriole (female)

By June 1st, the orange goes uneaten and our brightly coloured friends have disappeared.

Other birds this morning at the Guild:

House Wren
Mourning Dove
Common Grackle
Northern Cardinals
Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)

Some botany:

Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea)
Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Tartarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Bugle (Ajuga reptans)
Forget-me-not (Myosotis)
Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)
Morrow Honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)
Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)
Basswood (Tilia americana)

Today’s group:

NATURE POETRY

Sound the flute!
Now it’s mute!
Bird’s delight,
Day and night.   – William Blake (1757–1827)

Miles Hearn

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