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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Late Visitor

    (Icterus galbula)   

This species is not a common visitor to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia,
but more and more are reported every year.

I had a surprise when I looked out the window
Monday morning.


A juvenile male.
Isn't he sweet?

It's pretty late in the season to be hosting orioles.
When I contacted Blake Maybank,
one of Nova Scotia's leading birders,
he sadly informed me that this little fellow is
LOST!
And, will probably try to survive the winter here.

So, out went the oranges, the grapes, the jelly...
and if he continues to visit,
as he has the last three mornings in a row,
we'll have to get some mealworms!




                     


22 comments:

Lois Evensen said...

Yes, he is very sweet!

walk2write said...

Cute little guy. It's wonderful that you're helping him survive the winter. I hope he can manage to avoid predators.

TexWisGirl said...

awww. you are a blessing to him, for sure! winter is going to get tough!

Birding is Fun! said...

Interesting how birds get their instinctive migration wires crossed in their brains and just go the wrong direction sometimes.

Bob Bushell said...

A nice find, brilliant photo.

Linda Reeder said...

I hope the little guy makes it through the winter. Hopefully with your help he will.

Angie said...

He's so beautiful! What a wonderful Thanksgiving blessing.

Just Ramblin' said...

Oh, he is so cute! If he is lost will he survive the winter? Will he nest in a birdhouse? Too bad another little bird can't come by and help him get back on track to wherever he should be heading. I'm so glad you noticed him and hopefully with your help he'll make it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Nola

hetty said...

What a sad story. Poor little guy. Wonder how he got lost. Hopefully he will survive on your delicious mealworms and fruit.

Sana Saroti said...

Oh, so cute! Now I know what an oriole looks like. Hope he makes it through the winter. Is a bird house gonna help? Hope he stays warm!

O'faigh said...

Hello Karen, thoroughly enjoyed seeing your late visitor...I pray the little guy survives your Winter....love his colouring....so pretty...Hugs O'faigh

Carrie P. said...

Oh, he is so pretty sitting in that pine tree.

Rambling Woods said...

He is sweet and boy is he being treated like a king...

the cuby poet said...

A flash of yellow such a shame he was lost. Keep feeding and his chance of survival hopefully will be improved. Good luck to both of you.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Beautiful! What a glorious bird, praying that he survives and finds his way...

Kay said...

Here's hoping he survives. Who will feed him when you go to tx? Too bad he can't hitch a ride. It's still quite warm here.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

aawww...such a cute little bird.
I sure hope he takes advantage of your kindness and makes it through the cold winter.

Kimberly

Dog-Walker said...

That's a cute bird. Speaking of that bird, soon enough, I'm about to tell of how I've earned the Bird Study merit badge, in case you forgot that I earned all 132 merit badges.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a sweet little bird! How lovely you could capture it.

Kathiesbirds said...

Do you know if it survived?

Connie said...

I hope he makes it! We have Orioles here in Iowa all summer long and really enjoy them.

Sihirli Yazılar said...

What a cute bird! You've taken very nice photos for your two blogs.