Baltimore Oriole at East Point Park: August 2022

I love the first week of May each year when the Baltimore Orioles return.

Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)

We put out a special oriole feeder and load it with half an orange each morning.

Baltimore Oriole (female)

With their lovely songs, for about one month, they are easy to spot as they forage in their favourite mid to upper level of trees. The Orioles abandon the orange feeder after about 2 weeks and a few weeks later, as the chicks mature, they stop singing and I rarely see any Orioles.

Baltimore Oriole chick

This morning at East Point Park I was fortunate to see this one in the distance.

Baltimore Oriole (juvenile)
Baltimore Oriole (juvenile)

Other birds and a bee and a butterfly:

American Robin (juvenile)
Double-crested Cormorants
Gray Catbird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Warbling Vireo
Gray Catbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Cabbage White Butterfly in Purple Loosestrife
Bee on Purple Loosestrife
Black-capped Chickadee
Double-crested Cormorants
Eastern Kingbird and Northern Cardinal (male)
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin (juvenile)
Cedar Waxwing (juvenile)
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Common Merganser (female)
American Robin (juvenile)
view from East Point Park

NATURE POETRY

How falls it, oriole, thou hast come to fly
In tropic splendor through our Northern sky?

At some glad moment was it nature’s choice
To dower a scrap of sunset with a voice?

Or did some orange tulip, flaked with black,
In some forgotten garden, ages back,

Yearning toward Heaven until its wish was heard,
Desire unspeakably to be a bird? – Edgar Fawcett

Miles Hearn

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