I love birds! In the past couple of weeks I’ve counted over 20 different types of birds hanging out in my yard at any given time. I have Robins, Mockingbirds, Cardinals, Swallows, Wrens, Finches, Cackles, Doves, Humming Birds, Blue Jays, Thrush, Tufted Tit Mouse, Woodpeckers, several different species of Sparrows and many others. I’m still waiting for the Blue Birds to show up, but they usually do not arrive until late May or early June. I’ve had a new visitor this year. I’ve never seen one in Arkansas although our bird books show they live here. Here’s my male Baltimore Oriole.
There’s a female too, but he is very protective of her and she hides most of the time. The problem – my male Oriole has a bit of an identity crisis. He thinks he’s a Humming Bird and feeds on the sweet sugar water in my feeder.
My Humming Birds are so confused as to why this intruder is drinking their food. I have to refill the feeder every single day because of him. I don’t mind his being in the yard as I’ve enjoyed his pretty colors. However, I’m sure the Humming Birds would have a different opinion.
But, somehow I don’t believe he would give their opinion a second thought.
Happy Tuesday, y’all! 😉