Recently we were sitting for hours watching an Eagles nest but got little cooperation from the Eagles. There was one Eaglet in the nest and one mature keeping an eye on us but after a couple hours it seemed apparent that we wouldn't be getting any good pictures this day. Sitting along the beautiful stream was quite relaxing so the fact that the Eagles weren't in the mood for picture taking really didn't bother us. Any time in the arms of nature are golden to us. After enough time had passed without any real activity we began to discuss pulling out and heading back to the truck. Moments later we caught a bit of color and movement to our left and watched carefully to see what caused this flash of brilliant color. Sure enough, two Baltimore Orioles were dancing from limb to limb on a nearby Maple tree. As we watched through the 600mm and the binoculars it became more apparent why they were so attracted to this tree. As everyone knows, the seedlings on a maple tree resemble clusters of little helicopter like spinners. Apparently the Baltimore Orioles are quite aware that these little helicopter clusters have loads of tiny green worms that must be quite tasty. Suddenly the Eagles weren't quite so important and the Baltimore Orioles took center stage. One of these photos show this vibrantly colored Oriole stretching for all he was worth and upside down while trying to reach an especially delicious looking worm. By the way, he got it!
- We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Vibrant Colors in the Wild
Posted by PaWingers at 9:53 AM
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Beautiful Oriole pics. I really like the first one,but they are all nice. Thanks.
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