A male Eastern Bluebird, a female Yellow-bellied Sap Sucker, a male Baltimore Oriole, and a male Northern Cardinal, were all spotted in the last two weeks here.
The Baltimore Oriole is a Winter visitor and was seen at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, FL. I also saw the Northern Cardinal at that same park. The Bluebird and woodpecker were spotted here in the housing development where I live. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
Yesterday I was out walking with the camera and saw a new face here. I was extremely pleased to see a male Baltimore Oriole bird on a lower branch of a dead tree. That tree is in a really good spot for the birds and wildlife – the gulch area near the pond’s dam. Lots of food, water, and shelter.
The Baltimore Oriole is the bird of Maryland. It is s Spring visitor here in this area of Tennessee up on the Cumberland Plateau. The male is bright orange, black, and white. The female and older juveniles are basically similar but of a duller and slightly brownish tone. These birds love nectar, insects and fruits. I have read where they really enjoy a now and then treat of a sliced orange fruit being put out for them to nibble at and sip the juices from. Interesting! I took the pictures in my driveway yesterday. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo. Enjoy!