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For this week’s Friday’s Feathered Friends, and Lisa’s Weekly Bird Challenge whose theme this week is Yellow Birds I have to share the male Bullock’s Oriole!
They pass through here during mating season and stay high up in the treetops making photographing them a challenge. I saw this guy not too long ago in April while birding.
Fuji X-T3| Fujinon XF100-400mm LM OIS| PS CC 21.1.2
more to come…
58 thoughts on “Friday’s Feathered Friends-Bullock’s Oriole Male”
Nice! And I’m not just saying that because I’m a fan of the Orioles baseball team. 😉
LOL! Thank you so much, Paul!
Deborah, Wow! No words. Again, Wow! ❤️
He is SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Joey! Good to see you! I hope you’re and the fam are doing well!
What a handsome bird, Deborah. Your composition is stunning too. The pigeons have mostly taken over everything here. They did that last autumn. I hoped they’d leave (so my other birds could return), but they were back again as soon as the weather became spring-like. I do see a single hummingbird once in a while. Always a treat.
Hugs on the wing.
I only saw one Hummingbird in my neighbors yard last year…they must not be numerous here in the high desert, but I am looking forward to the Trumpet Flower plant blooming and hoping the Hummer returns to feed there again. They are a treat to see.
Thank you so much, Teagan! Have a lovely day! xx
Last year I always saw them in a pair. This year I’ve only seen one at a time. I keep fresh water in a shallow dish. I have a thorn bush they liked to feed from last year, but it only had one blossom this year… They feed from my cacti when they are blooming. I have roses, but I’ve never seen a hummer showing interest in them. (Shrugs) I’ve always been amazed to see them in NM.
So this must be the oriole that doesn’t live in Baltimore.
Yellow = happiness. Just like sunshine! 😉 Nice capture, Deborah!!
Oh, I like that description, Amy! Thank you so much!
Thank you so much, SaaniaSprakle!
My pleasure, followed you ✨
Gorgeous shot, Deborah! ❤
Thank you very much, Donna!
Like a glint of sunshine…
He is! Thank you so much for saying so, Cheryl! 🌞😀
Love the contrasting colors in the bird Deborah, a real stunner. WE have a similar problem trying to photograph our tiny birds under the dark canopy of our very high eucalypt trees. 🙂
Thank you so much, WA! Once the leaves fill in it’s really hard to spot them sometimes isn’t it. 😀
What a pretty bird! I love the up angle showing off his proud breast. We don’t see many yellow birds around here. This is a treat – thanks.
Thank you, Dan! I was frustrated and had a crick in the neck after looking for and photographing this guy and a couple others for hours. I think they’re gone now. They’re only here for a couple of months. It was the same when I lived in San Jose too. It’s a treat for me to see them too!
Such a sharp photo Deborah I enlarged it and the background is nicely blurred. Perfect among the yellow blossom. I’ve never seen or heard of these birds.
Thank you so much, Pauline! You have so many birds that I’ve never heard of and would love to see there. One day…I hope just to get over there!
You’ll have to wait a while till our borders open. This is a great country to explore
What a beauty!
We get bright yellow orioles here in the summer and I’ve tried many times to get a good shot of one. When I don’t have my camera, they seem to pose for many moments in the trees out back. When I have my camera, though, they are nowhere to be seen. Your picture is so nice… and I’m a bit jealous 🙂
Doesn’t that make you crazy! Murphy’s Law right there!!
I never got one low in the trees.
We’ll both keep trying.😄
Yes, we will! I just got some shots of our “resident” wild parrots in our neighbor’s palm tree. They were much more cooperative.
That’s fun! I’m looking forward to seeing those images.
When we first bought our old house back in the early 80’s there was a pair of wild parrots that would come in every evening and roost in the big pine tree on the next street. We’d see them and hear all the time. I never got a good picture of them though. Then one day we noticed they hadn’t been coming back. For a long time I wondered where they went.
I wish I had a longer lens then, that was the beginning of me wanting something longer than 200mm! 😀
A beautiful shot! Such gorgeous birds.
There he is!! How are you? Thank you so much, Robert!
I’m as OK as I can be. Let’s just say I’m always doing my best and some days my best is to stay low. I look forward to seeing more of your blog.
I’m glad you’re doing okay! Yes, even I like to lay low sometimes.
Thank you, Gordon!!
A great shot, Deborah.
Thank you so much, John!
I think one of these was at my birdfeeder yesterday! Either this or a Baltimore Oriole. It might have been a bit oranger. I put in my IG story! See what you think. It is beautiful!
I think you’re right! How wonderful that it came to your yard!! I need to get some oranges and put them in my feeders next spring. Hopefully they’ll find my yard.😄
What a beauty! I do love colorful birds. I always loved when the goldfinches came back to the park in Illinois.
He was handsome! I love them too, and we have more yellow birds here than red ones.
This is lovely! It seems to be a good year for Baltimore orioles here. Oh I know, I don’t think they are called that anymore but it is what I call them. I love to see flashes of orange and yellow through the canopy.
Thank you so much, Melissa! What are they calling them now? In some of the trees they liked to be in here it’s really hard to spot them as they blend in so well!
Ha! I cannot remember. I tend to dismiss news of changed names, whether it is plants, butterflies or birds. Hard enough to remember the old names! 😀
And streets! I still call some of the streets by their original names which confuses the younger kids. 😀
Snicker snicker, I do that too and not always by accident 😀
I got my first Orchard Oriole in April at the St. Marks Wildlife Refuge. No photo as they got into cover and never came out but it was a lifer for me. Your photo is spectacular and boy is he showing off his color. 🥰
Thank you, Lisa! I’ve never seen an Orchard Oriole!! That would be an exciting sighting for me too!
I didn’t finish my sentence earlier when my clumsy thumbsy hit the enter button on my phone. I have never seen a Bullock Oriole. This would be a life bird for me! 😊
I hope you see one someday!! 😄
Me too! One day when we can travel, I hope to see it and many other birds I’ve never seen. 😊
Me too! 😀