Trapeze Artistry~ On June 9, 2016 By cindy knokeIn Birds, Conservation, HOLLER HAPPENINGS, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, REVERIES Orioles, masters of the vertical trapeze. As if, all their life, they’ve been waiting for a high sliding wire. Flying Wallendas, with no need for nets or costumes. Natures perfect performers. Cheers to you from the Holler’s high-flying orioles~ Share this:pinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Such beautiful birds!
They are incredible! I was so happy to see the first one come back after our trip, and then they all came!!! 🙂
It’s been years since I’ve seen them – other than in photos – but as I recall, they have a lovely song, too.
The birds are gorgeous Cindy. 🙂
They are aren’t they! <3
once again, you thrill me with the wonder of nature..the patience you must have.. kudos
Awww, your comment makes it more worthwhile! <3
They are! Thank you~
wow pretty birds
They are initially shy, as if they know they stand out amidst all the more modestly colored birds~
They are very pretty
They are. Glad you like them~
I love them. Their personalities are incredibly entertaining~
Wow! How do you get them to pose so nicely for you? 🙂
I just ask them very nicely! 😉
Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you more for appreciating them & cheers to you~
Thanks! We are looking again at maybe going to Portugal. Have you been there often? Have you been to Sao Miguel? It looks beautiful.
Hello from Australia to the beautiful circus birds in the Holler. They are so beautiful, I could stare them for hours, Cindy!
Hello to you Maiko in the land of beautiful birds. You and I both could stare at all the beautiful birds for hours my friend~ <3
They are agile!
They love this vertical wire. It lets them get directly above the other orioles which is an advantage when it comes to their favorite pastime which is hollering at each other!
They are posing for you -again. I will have to invite you to our home,maybe you can tame our wild birds. They don’t hold still for me – I tried
I just tell them how much you like them! <3
Gorgeous birds, Cindy. Neat tricks too. 😃
They are multi-talented! 😉
Your wildlife pics r to die for 😍😘😸👍🏽this guy is a true avian acrobat..love birds cuz they fly above the small stuff😉😎👐🏼
They do fly above the small stuff, like all of us! Love it! Thank you~ 😍😘😸👍🏽
you r so welcome Cindy…I love watching crows especially wind surfing…they just seem in another world of gleeful abandon…that’s where I wanna be at least a few times a month..
Beautiful bird… much nicer to look at the Orioles mascot lol
Yeah, the mascot can’t hold a candle poor guy~
Are these beauties on the West Coast? I doubt it. I’m looking at your post on my phone so my ability to look at stuff is minimal
I wish they all could be California birds. The west coast has the summer sun and the birds all get so bright 😉
Thank you Brian Wilson.
yup…I too “wish they all could be California birds!!!”🎼🎼🎤🎸🎸thank u Brian Wilson and u Cindy…
Orioles are quite the artistic acrobats! They’re a delight to watch even when they help themselves to hummingbird nectar. I showed this post to my mom who loved this reminder (as we haven’t seen much of them or the hummingbirds this summer, and can only hope they’ve found nourishment in shadier places elsewhere). Great to see you still have plenty of these visitors at the Holler, Cindy! 🙂
Oh I know you are sad to not be seeing the hummers and orioles. I am sorry. I wonder why not? Sometimes, they just pick another area. Next spring if you put out grape jelly and orange halves in the beginning of spring the orioles might come back. They cannot resist grape jelly! Sad for you and your mom.
Oh they are so gorgeous!
Aren’t they! And they are so talky! They chatter and sing endlessly~
What a Visual Treat it is!
Ahhh, so happy you enjoyed!
Amazing beautiful post Cindy 😀
Oh, I have such wonderful blogging friends. Thank you~ <3
I find that birds are extraordinary intelligent creatures. I know that we will one day find a way to communicate. It seems they understand our language, but we have difficulty with theirs.
I agree with you exactly and science is finally catching up with what you and I always knew. Birds can be highly intelligent, and probably understand us better than we understand them!
I agree wholeheartedly!!!
I know you do! <3 <3
Really: A great artist 🙂
Nature is the best artist on the planet! <3
Wooow, wonderful capture
Thnak you for sharing
Thank you more for appreciating!
Hope you had a superb holiday. It is always good to get home though, even for a short time.
Yes it is, even if you’ve been to Oz, there is no place like home!
Oooooh what a beautiful bird, my favorite one and here we don´t see them anymore. Thanks for sharing 😉
An Oriole just flew to the chair top two feet away from me in order to people watch. I love birds!
These are such beautiful photos. 🙂 I love birds.:)
Two great minds think alike! She my response to the comment above! <3
Cindy, these are spectacular, a burst of colour and agility and such lovely words too. Do you take the photos? I never manage to capture birds well with my camera – patience perhaps?!
Yes, I take all the photos on my site. Zoom lens helps a lot with the birdies, that and having the birds accoustomed to your presence seems to be the optimal combination.
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Stunningly beautiful Orioles performing their acrobatic routines in the holler for the benefit of Cindy Knoke’s camera. We have been enjoying the antics outside of our office window for the last few weeks. The very tiny yellow crested wren who does a pole dance every morning on a thin strand of ivy by the window.. it is such a privilege to be so up close and personal.. thanks Cindy.
Oh, how wonderful! I would love to see the pole dancing wren and I so appreciate the metaphor. Birds are by far the most attractive pole dancers! 😉 <3
I have to say more so than their human counterparts. X
“with no need for nets or costumes.”
“Natures perfect performers”.
What beautiful captions you have put they are apt.
My salutations to you.
Do you remember you told something, that you are waiting to receive my Hug!
It made me Glad.
People like you Shiva make blogging a joy and a privelege. Be well my friend and hugs to you~
What a Privilege to get this comment I do it for my Joy and its been my Passion and I give lots of my time for that inspite of…
Hugs to you too.
I just loved it.
Merci beaucoup mon ami~
They just flat our are gorgeous birds! Be well Mandy~ <3
I will pass this on to the orioles and am so glad you see them as I do!
Watching the birds in my yards is one of my favorite occupations. I truly enjoyed taking a look at your trapeze artist.
Bird watching in your own garden has to be one of the most pleasant pastimes ever!
The one with the darkish blue background s a favourite. 🙂
Because he is in the midst of a major chat! Orioles are the best chatters on the planet. 😉
I think I’ve got one for a neighbour 🙂 🙂
Amazing shots !
Awww, very kind, thank you~
Gorgeous bird! Outstanding photos, Cindy. These should be posted on the Bird Watcher’s magazine!
Awww, thank you Amy! I will look at it. I’ve never seen it. Cheers to you & be well my friend~ <3
Terrific shots of a beautiful bird!
Thoughful and most appreciated! Thank you~
Absolutely magnificent. I love birds.This is my first time seeing this one this close. Thank you,Cindy. <3 <3 <3
I just identified orchard orioles in the garden yesterday, which now brings three varieties of orioles at The Holler, each wonderful in their own way. So pleased you enjoyed them & cheers to you~
So colorful. Makes me want to weep. Thank you for sharing, Cindy. <3
You are very sweet. Hugs to you~ <3 <3
Great series Cindy ~ the 4th shot is amazing, a little twinkle in its eye and showing off ~ 🙂
Wish you a great day!
Thanks for stopping by Randall and yes they are both having fun and showing off! All the best to you my friend~
I want orioels. they tell me they are here but I have yet to see them.
Grape jelly is manna to them. It may be too late to attract them now, but if you put it out with oranges (there are feeders you can buy online for this) in early spring and keep it up, moving to a nectar feeder after they are established, they will return and nest annually by your feeder.
Wonderful. Thank you Cindy. Next year I will do it. 🙂
They’re both lovely and entertaining. Thanks for sharing, Cindy. 🙂 — Suzanne
Birds in general are just very entertaining and educational to watch. They show how to enjoy life and live in the moment.
What an entertaining show this little bird put on for you — how fortunate you had camera in hand to capture it!
I think it is very thoughtful of them too! 😉 We have about a dozen orioles here each spring and summer. The females are more subtle in coloring, but still beautiful.
They are adorably acrobatic! <3
They love sliding up and down this vertical wire and hollering down at other orioles! 😉
LOL! I can picture that in my head! 😀
Magical shots of magic orioles…and they are all marvellous shots!
Ahh, you are a thoughtful friend!
Nice shots. We don’t have ’em out here, no matter how much we holler at them.
Laughing, sometimes I play Cornell’s various recorded oriole songs for them on my laptop by the window. They fly up looking for the orioles! 😉
Couple a days ago I bewildered a Bewick’s Wren by playing its songs off a smartphone. Kind of felt sorry for him, he got all excited but there were no other wrens around.
Yes, it can make you feel guilty if there is only one lonely bird. I do it with great horned owls, grobeaks, and the roadrunner. I think they believe birds live in the house which is why they nest in the inner courtyard. The only birds that could care less are hummers. There are so many of them, they are not interested. The mocking birds love it. It gives them new songs to mimic! 😉
Great photos Cindy! It must have even more fun watching them play in person 😊
It is. My laptop is by the windows looking out on the feeders, so I watch them and photograph them as I read your blogs! Ode to Joy!
Ode to joy indeed!! ☺️
Wow how wonderful!!! Beautiful photographs.
I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen an oriole, but wish I could now. Your photos are always lovely, but this brilliant yellow is so good. Thanks for sharing.
Mother Nature makes some pretty amazing art doesn’t she!! So pleased you like them & cheers to you~ <3
Some fun, Cindy. A high wire act it was! 🙂 –Curt
They really should put the circuses out of business. They are so superior!
Like the squirrels here. 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous, Cindy! 🙂
They make photographers look good, sweet birdies!
Wow! Awesome pictures. They look so close to the bird!
Thank you, it’s the benefit of zoom!
Very pleased you think so & cheers to you~
These are such great photos, Cindy. Ha, Flying Wallendas, indeed!
Actually they fly even better, no offense to the Wallendas~ 😉
Those orioles are comical, acrobatic and beautifully colored, Cindy. They do belong with a circus high wire act! I could easily be entertained and amused while watching them. 😀
They are hilarious when in a group, the argue like very rude people!
Cindy, I didn’t expect this characteristic of those cute birds acting like very rude people! Thanks for letting me in on this inside information. Really makes me wish I could observe them in reality. Take care, hope your summer goes well! <3
Such beautiful birds, Cindy! The photos are outstanding.
Awww, makes me glad I posted them~ <3
What camera do you use? I love your photos.
So thoughtful, I love your food, so we’re even! I use the Sony HX400. It is not a pricey camera.
Thank you! 😊. For not a pricey camera you get amazing shots.
As always – – – beautiful selection of subject matter and great photographs. We once saw Baltimore Orioles in upstate New York but I think they departed when the taxes got too high. Take care, Wally
Smart birds! Taxes and acid rain probably did it~
Your own high-wire circus act!
And the tickets are free!
That’s quite some artist, Cindy…just like you 🙂 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 <3
Visa versa 2UX2! <3
Beautiful. They do remind me of trapeze artists! 🙂
Better then the circus anyday!
So true, they don’t need wires or costumes to put up a great show! Beautiful!
And admission is free!
Thank you for sharing this artful dance, Cindy~~
Thank you more for appreciating them!
I’ll have to try this sometime!!
Be sure and use a net! 😉
I always love these beauties!
Aren’t they gorgeous!
Wow, that is some photos, amazing images.
Awww, honored. Thank you~
Awesome! Such a cheerful, beautiful bird. Great photography, Cindy!
Thank you my friend and loved your fairy doors!
Thank you 🙂
Oh. My. Goodness. You are amazing. I’ve been taking snapshots of birds eating seeds all week. How I wish I had your skills. These are lovely, C.
This is such a lovely and kind thing to say. Thank you & cheers to you~ <3
You’re amazing, Cindy. It’s always a pleasure to stop by here.
Beautiful!! You are so clever 🙂
Merci beaucoup mon ami~ <3
Beautiful shots <3
Visa versa 2 U X 2! I love your photography Leyla~
Cirque du Holler!
And admission is FREE!!! And no aminals are hurt~
Thanks, Cindy, for this display of artistry and beauty! It’s uplifting. 🙂
You deserve to be uplifted Patty. <3
Thanks, Cindy! Don’t we all.
I’m watching them now and they are amazing!
Lucky you! I got a great shot of a yellow crested night heron in Tampa but a bit behind with my blogs… 🙂
I love Night Herons eyes! I hope you post~
If I was a bird…..
would you be an oriole? 🙂
Beautiful . . you got some amazing close-ups of the oriole.
Thank you, their beauty makes them idea subjects.
Are those birds professional models? Beautiful shots.
They look like they are don’t they and thank you!
Beautiful shots, Cindy. Our first orioles showed up about 2 weeks ago. Been feeding them oranges, which they seem to be enjoying. 🙂
Yay, glad you have one. He will never leave you if you give him some grape jelly!
The variety of birds you have living with you is stunning Cindy
They are, but not quite the variety you have in Australia~
Fun story to go with the beautiful photos. Thanks Cindy!
Thank you more for the thoughtful appreciation~
You are most welcome.
They are & thanks!
What good looking neighbors you have!
I do have the most handsome neighbors! 😉
So cute and gorgeous!
So happy you like them & cheers to you~
Wow what cool pictures! Love these
Very pleased you do Lyn & cheers to you~
so vivid Cindy–you continue to amaze us…
Awww, you are a joy to know, virtually ! <3
So glad you have so many of these birds so close. Ours stay hidden high up in tall poplars. Still avoiding being hunted for cages I think!
They are smart aren’t they!
Stunning birds! I can’t recall ever seeing one up close.
They are leery of humans, probably because they are aware they stand out~
Can’t say that I blame them. These days I’m leery of some humans.
Amen to that unfortunately~
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The Orioles will be visiting Seattle soon to take on the Mariners…I’m looking forward to it, so here’s a little pictorial tribute!
So clever! Best of luck to the Seattle Orioles!
So pleased you like the birdies Christy & Happy Weekend!
Lovely images, Cindy!
Thank you Margaret. They are such gorgeous creatures, it is hard to take a bad photo of them!
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