Sunday, May 13, 2012

The day I found the oriole's nest

Another gorgeous day!  We decided to stay closer to home, and just wander around near the pond for a while.  We entered on 6th Ave and went up to the gazebo, and right away I spotted an oriole's nest!  I'm so happy to find this.  Both parents were around, they were very active, zooming all over the place, and coming back to the nest occasionally.  The nest is very well-placed, when a parent is there I couldn't see them at all.

Baltimore Oriole's Nest
 Over to the pond, where the red-winged blackbird is back in his tree.

Red-winged Blackbird
Canada Goose with Goslings
 The wood duck is no longer quite in his finest costume.  Looking a tiny bit motley.
Wood Duck

This eastern kingbird flew around a few times for us.
Eastern Kingbird
 Back to check on the orioles, and Jack found this Wilson's nearby.  We didn't see many warblers today, so this was definitely a treat.
Wilson's Warbler
 One of the parents singing near the nest.
Baltimore Oriole

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