Sunday, June 1, 2014

The One That Almost Was


 Eastern Phoebe...oops! Thanks Tex...Eastern Kingbird. I always get those two mixed up.
 Eastern Kingbird glaring at me.
Baltimore Oriole. I have seen several posts featuring this bird and I have commented that I haven't seen one around here in years. Last night, I saw one. All I could see was a glob of orange in a tree far far away. Even with the camera zoomed to the max, this is all the better I could do. I almost got a shot of him, but at least I have proof I did actually see one. :)
I like finding wildflowers almost as much as birds. So, I'm ending with a common variety around here.

Happy Sunday!!!

Linking to the Bird D'pot

19 comments:

Beth said...

Beautiful wildflowers and bird shots!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful birds and blooms! Happy Sunday!

Lois said...

I have never seen a Baltimore Oriole anywhere near here, but I know people who have. Wonderful shots!

TexWisGirl said...

the larger bill and white tip of the tail makes me think that might be an eastern kingbird in your first 2 shots. :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

We have these up at home, in NE IL. I love the Kingbird. This year we have two pair of Orioles. I love seeing new birds when I travel with Bill. I saw a Bluebird in MA.

Ginny said...

I adore wildflowers, and weeds, and I am a birdwatcher, so we have a lot in common. An exciting bird to spot!! This is a new flower for me, I have never heard of it. I have one in the yard that looks like it, is it common?

Stephanie said...

Love the pretty wildflower and great bird shots!

Anni said...

Oh boy...what a vivid color on the Oriole!! I don't think it's a bad photo at all...it's proof...and it's still pretty. Love the Kingbird also.

Thanks for linking up this weekend!

Brian King said...

I don't remember the last time I saw a Kingbird! Nice shots! The flowers are beautiful!

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful king bird Shots!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Willow said...

Great King bird. I love the way that wild flower photo pops right out at you , great shot !

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous wildflowers. so pretty & cheerful. ( :

Blackberry Lane said...

How fun to have seen these birds. That 2nd shot is priceless - the LOOK!

Rose said...

I see an oriole pass through here once or twice in the spring, but it is always flying!

Rose said...

P.s. I love your flower shot!

Ela said...

Beautiful photos of the birds !
Greetings

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots.
I can commiserate with you about the evasive Oriole.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Don't you love their glaring little kingbird eyes?!

orchid Miyako said...

Your birds and flower are SO fantastic♡♡♡ Loved the King bird looking brave.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*