Gorgeous Baltimore Oriole Still In Our Yard On Cape Cod!


I hadn’t seen a Baltimore Oriole in our yard for a couple of days, so I thought they had migrated south already. But I was wrong! What a treat!

There was a very interesting article in the Cape Cod Times about birds and their migration this week. I always thought that birds migrated because the temperatures were getting cooler. I learned that it is the length of the day that propels them to start their migrations. Did you know that?

Yesterday morning it was pouring rain. As I looked out the window I saw a glimpse of orange… could it be? And there at my bird feeder was a gorgeous Baltimore Oriole. I wonder if he came to say goodbye for the winter. He came back several times during the day so get some grape jelly between the raindrops.

I wonder if I’ll see him today?  Isn’t he gorgeous?

PS He arrived at 8:00 this morning for a breakfast of grape jelly! 🙂

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