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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Beautiful Baltimore Oriole

This year has provided a large number of Baltimore Oriole sightings, as well as a nest location that is easily visible to those who are willing to slow down and look for it.  These photos were taken over a period of four days.  I don't know how long the oriole had been working on her nest when it was first spotted...





The construction alternated between careful placement of nest material and numerous trips to collect more...







 


While the female was busy with nest building, the male preened and postured nearby.  Perhaps on guard to drive other orioles from their selected territory...




The nest is taking its' final shape and the sides are being filled...


 






Although she is still putting the finishing touches on it, the nest is nearly complete by the fourth day.  The male seems pleased with the results...


 
 
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3 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos, the nature is fantastic:) Greetings

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  2. ZielonaMila and Fernando,
    Thank you for visiting the blog and leaving your comments.
    Steve

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