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Linden, MI, USA
I was thrilled when this bird visited my yard in May 2019! I was actually stumped because it looked like an Orchard Oriole female but it had red around the beak. I asked a bird group what it was, and they said it was, in fact, an Orchard Oriole that must have had her beak in flower that rubbed pollen on her face. In this photo, she was swinging on the hummingbird swing, but she was also very interested in the hummingbird nectar and jelly!
Category 6: Splash of Sunshine
Gorgeous Orchard Oriole
A great catch by a talented photographer!
Beautiful picture of a beautiful bird.
i just love all the pic’s she takes.
Love this picture
Very interesting,Uncle Howard enjoyed it also.
Gorgeous photo… I stared at so many details captured. What a talent to the photographer and subject as well.
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