I was not expecting him back for another week, so I was delightfully surprised to find my summer Baltimore Oriole feeding from the suet feeder. He seemed to really enjoy the fresh suet that I put out last evening.
After seeing him, I loaded up another suet cage with fresh orange slices - his favorite food, and put them out in the backyard.
This is the earliest I can ever remember the Baltimore Oriole returning to my yard. He usually arrives in the first week of May, always announced by his clear and melodic clarion call to the neighborhood, I am here, notice me!
I have not seen these birds since they departed last summer. I am so excited!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Wings On Wednesday - Welcome Back - Baltimore Oriole