Monday, May 7, 2012

My Close Encounter

I go to the gym at lunch time. Normally I just look out the window and see house sparrows in the trees. Today I look over at the window because I heard fluttering, and lo and behold, there is a baltimore oriole holding onto the window sill, flapping it's wings. He kept pecking at the window, and I tried waving my hand at him to make him fly off into the trees. He hung on for a good 5 minutes or more, just pecking, flapping. Talk about good looks, this bird was 3 inches from me. He's not as big as I thought, I guess we're so used to looking at warblers that we think of orioles as bigger birds. He was singing too! For once I wish I were a slave to my phone, I could have snapped a pic to post. :( Lori
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