Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday - Hooded Oriole

Right after I first started taking bird photos, I was lucky enough to get a few shots of a Hooded Oriole male in the parking lot outside my office.  It was quite a revelation to me that we had these brilliant orange and black birds in the local area and yet I'd never seen one before.  I've been on the lookout for them ever since and a couple of months later, I found one hanging out in the trees surrounding the parking lot at my son's school:
 
 
 
 
Don't you just hate those inconveniently placed twigs?
 

 
 
Aahh...much better.  Love it when the birds cooperate!
 

 
 
And even decide to sing for me!
 

 
 
That twig is back in front again, but I don't mind it so much in this shot since it's not covering up his eye.
 
KJ
 
 
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8 comments:

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful Oriole, wonderful sighting and photos. Enjoy your day!

Chris Rohrer said...

These are great shots. They are not tricky to see, but they can be difficult to get pics of....aren't they a beautiful bird?

Modesto Viegas said...

Nice bird!

mick said...

Great photos of the Oriole. It is a very beautiful bird and well worth it to get photos with the eye clear of the branches.

Marie C said...

He is just stunning! What a handsome bird! And your photos are wonderful!

Margaret Adamson said...

He is a stunning looking bird and these are lovely shots of him.

Phil Slade said...

A real nice member of the oriole family. And good shots too, after the twig. Yes I hate the twigs too.

EG CameraGirl said...

This variety of oriole is very pretty!