Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bird Stuff

This set-up of oranges halved and poked onto branches attracts the Baltimore orioles, male and female. They splash the juice and seem to be making a mess, but when they're done, the orange flesh is perfectly excised from the half, leaving the septums of the sections intact.

We're having so much success with the birdbath in the front yard that I added this one outside Dad's window.

Mother and Father Robin made a ruckus when I almost stepped on their baby. I quickly took this picture and moved away, after which the worried parents calmed down.

I know of at least three families of robins nesting on the property. This nest is in the apricot tree.

No comments: