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.