Took these photos last week. We have several orioles who come to our feeder now for grape jelly and oranges. This one, however, also seems to enjoy the hummingbird nectar! I don't know how he gets his beak in there, but he does.
The other one is a rose-breasted grosbeak who stopped one afternoon to fill up on safflower seeds. At first I thought it was a woodpecker because of his colorings. But when I looked closer, I realized he wasn't. So I looked him up in my trusty bird book, and discovered that it was a grosbeak. Somewhat unusual for this area, they usually stay more north. He was only here for a couple of days, and then moved on. But what a treat to see him.
In fact, watching all the birds this Spring has been a real treat. I never thought I would get such delight from just sitting and watching the birds. But they are quite entertaining. I've seen only 1 hummingbird so far, and it must have been migrating, because there's been none since. But Mr. Oriole appreciates their feeder!
Only 2 more days til my Art Show. The countdown has begun. Now I have to start thinking how I will store everything that doesn't sell, because I really do want to "start over" with my art. Well, except for a few favorite pieces which I will probably put back up in the house. But for the most part, I want to move on and allow my art to go in new directions. Sort of like that rose-breasted grosbeak.