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
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
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!