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Adult Male Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

By teocali
Apologies for yet another Cape Cod bird - an adult Male Baltimore Oriole(Icterus galbula). Orioles are easily attracted to one's chosen "feeding station" by a dish filled with grape jelly (jam) which serves as nectar. It is popular with a lot of other birds too, including the Catbird and the American Robin! The Baltimore Oriole announces his arrival with a very loud squawk before homing in on the grape jelly, which makes him a great subject for photography!

Many thanks for your C&Cs on yesterday's Female Orchard Oriole Smile

Tags: Usa Bird Wildbird New england Massachusetts Cape cod Baltimore Wildlife and nature Oriole Icterus galbula

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Comments


Alec1 8 4 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 10:22AM
Super shot Sylvia of stunning looking bird. Love the yellows and orange they show up so well against the black.
Alec

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Another superb shot of a stunning bird, SYlvia. A real beauty.
Steve.
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 10:44AM
Lovely photograph and very informative narrative,

JOhnjo
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 10:46AM
Super shot, Sylvia.
Tony
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
1 Sep 2011 11:25AM
Fabulous shot. I haven't seen one of these all year.
1 Sep 2011 11:30AM
What a sensational looking bird and so well captured. Wonderful piece of work..Jo
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
1 Sep 2011 11:30AM
What a beautifully coloured plumage this bird has, Sylvia, and so well captured by you and in a very attractive pose.
Ronnie.
debu 6 India
1 Sep 2011 11:47AM
Lovely detailed image.
debu
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 11:59AM
fantastic colours brilliant detail sylvia a stunner nice one Wink
andy
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 12:55PM
gorgeous looking bird and superb shot
1 Sep 2011 1:40PM
Fabulous coloured bird. A really great detailed capture of him.......Sandy
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
1 Sep 2011 2:23PM
Pleasure all round - jelly for him and a superb shot for you.
Joan.
1 Sep 2011 3:23PM
Hi sylvia, great subject, even better capture gray
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
1 Sep 2011 3:27PM
He really is the most amazing looking bird Sylvia. A real dandy with that fabulous plumage. Excellent shot.
Ron
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 5:15PM
Superb capture, what beautiful colours. Carole
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
1 Sep 2011 5:46PM
A fabulous colour, Sylvia, and a fabulous capture. Carol
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 6:54PM
A stunning subject, lovely detail and excellent composition, extremely striking image.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
1 Sep 2011 7:38PM
What a beautiful Baltimore Oriole, I'm lichen this one very much indeed
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2011 9:30PM
What a wonderfully coloured bird Sylvia - very well captured
Helen
1 Sep 2011 9:52PM
Wow what a beautiful bird and you have captured it perfectly .
jj
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Sep 2011 10:46AM
a truly sensational bird and an expectational shot. I have never seen one like it before
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
2 Sep 2011 4:58PM
Wonderful well detailed capture Sylvia
Richard
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
2 Sep 2011 8:34PM
Gorgeous colours - superb detail - clean bg. Excellent Sylvia.
Brian.
konu 8 31 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2011 5:10AM
nice birdie

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