Hope you enjoyed Feather Friday!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Feather Friday Part 5
Today's Feather Friday birdie is the Bullock's Oriole. The Bullock's Oriole is 8 1/2 inches tall. In my opinion, one of the most beautiful birds to visit our yard. Males are black above with bright yellow below with a white patch on the wings. The females are more olive above and pale yellow below. The main food of the Oriole is insects, but fruit and nectar are also eaten. In winter, orioles are attracted ro oranges, apples and jelly. In summer, they visit the hummingbird feeders that have perches. They are very hard to capture pictures of. They move very swifly. One is sitting in the eucalyptus tree if you can find him. Their nest is a pouch of plants fibers, hair and plant down bound with spider webs and hungs from the tips of twigs and large trees. Maybe their nest is in the eucalpytus??