Orioles are dedicated people watchers.
It is more than an hobby for them.
It’s a lifestyle.
They never seem to take their eyes off you!
what they actually think of us.
I don’t speak oriole,
but I suspect,
they’re not overly impressed.
Cheers to you from the people watching orioles~
They are lovely. Beautiful photos.
Awww, so appreciated Timothy. Thank you. დ
That’s how I look at people too. Weird. 😀 😀 😀
Laughing…..It’s good to start with low expectations, it’s nice to be pleasantly surprised 😉
Aren’t they gorgeous! Your photos are so great.
I’ve often wondered what other species think of us, in their way. You’re right, most of the time, they’re probably not impressed.
Thanks much Lynette. I often wonder what birds are thinking. After all, they study us with such intensity. I suppose the fact that they usually panic at the sight of us gives us some clues……. დ
Honored. Thank you Vignesh დ
We have some here in Ohio and I love watching them. They are so colorful. It’s like the sun is paying me a visit. Great pictures, Cindy.
They are flying sunbeams of joy! დ
How beautiful they are Cindy! I don’t think I want to know what they think of us though.😁
Smiling…..It’s sometimes better not to know! 😉
light opens the eyes
And brings automatic smiles to our faces 🙂
same as those birds, have a great week, amen
Such beautiful birds. Thanks for bringing them close up.
Thank you for appreciating them Marlene დ
you really have such beautiful birds down your way Cindy!
You need to visit The Holler someday with your camera Wayne დ
I’d love that but cannot find any place named “The Holler”?
Pretty bird 🙂 thanks for sharing Cindy
You are most welcome! დ
Just stunning! 💛 Are these Hooded Orioles with some Bullock’s Orioles mixed it?
That is exactly right Teresa. I’m impressed. You know your orioles. It’s not easy to differentiate them დ
I needed to consult one of our (many) guidebooks to be certain. 🙂 We get the Orchard and the Baltimore where we are, and I’m sure we’ve seen at least one of these ones when we’ve taken trips to the southwest. So pretty!
Delightful post, Cindy! And wow, such gorgeous photos – that first one is so well composed, I love the jagged stems.
Thanks Eliza. I trim the palms to keep the orioles in the sunlight and like them irregular. Palms grow faster this way too. დ
How lovely orioles are! I would love to see one some day. Gorgeous shots, Cindy!
I would love to introduce you Clare. Thank you & cheers დ
That third picture, the oriole looks pretty judgey.
Smiling….That is the female! დ
Such vivid colors. Cindy you really catch their personalities. Hugs on the wing!
Hugs and thank you flying back to you Teagan დ
Incredible! Stunning. Mother Nature is showing off a bit with these beautiful creatures!
Of course, your photographs bring them to life. 😃
Mother Nature rocks her palette with the birdies! Thank you Michele დ
They are such beautiful birds. Wonderful images!
I <3 my friends who <3 birds! Thank you Sandy დ
My pleasure, Cindy.
Beautifully composed photographs of strikingly handsome looking birds! Orioles are always beautifully turned out: having showed our oriole recently, I am very pleased to see yours 🙂
Love you and loved seeing your orioles Anne დ
Cindy they are beautiful . Similar look like the African weaver bird
How intuitive of you to notice. Orioles weave hanging nests, like weavers, from palm tree strings which is why they are always in our palm trees დ
They should be just a little bit impressed with the provider of their neighbourhood restaurant. You?
Great shots in any case.
I think today, with the cherries, I finally earned some respect!!! 😉 😉
wondering where the next treat is coming from!
Exactly….Today it was cherries. The birds love them! დ
What fabulous coloured birds. How do you manage to photo so many, so beautifully?
Thanks so much Sheree. I am happy you enjoyed and grateful to the birds for being so photogenic დ
They are lovely birds. It is quite funny to think what they think of us. Let them watch – just be on your best behaviour….. hehe. 🙂 ♥
It’s important for us to do our part to improve the reputation of our species! 😉
And, of course, you get the eyes in focus.
Thank you for noticing Derrick დ
These yellow birds are so cute, thank you for sharing, Cindy. 🙂
Happy you enjoyed & hope all is well with you my friend დ
They are beautiful! Thank you for sharing these great photos Cindy.
Thank you more for appreciating the birdies Val & cheer to you დ
Beautiful. They’re watching you watch them! Adorable! 🐦🦜🕊
Smiling. Happy you enjoyed Kym დ
Oh I did Cindy. I love the way you capture nature in your posts! Thanks so much for sharing with us! 😊🤩🤗
My pleasure my friend! 😎 Continue to inspire us with your intriguing photos 📸 and complementary stories. ✍🏼
People like you are the reason I love blogging. Bloggers are where the creative and good people are. And they are precious and l love to be part of all of you
Awww Cindy, you’re so sweet. ❤ The community of bloggers is vast, with so many different angles and opinions. But for the most part, you are encouraged to write, and your passion to do so only intensifies, whether it’s a written blog, photo blog or video blog. ✍🏼
It’s so refreshing when we are encouraged by fellow writers and their content. It just brings out the creativity in all of us…in a positive way of course. Stay positive and encouraged Cindy! ☺🤩😁
Creatives understand and admire, other creatives. How typical of them, and how very special, unusual and precious დ
I so love your spirit Cindy! Thank you so much! ❤😊💖
I love the way you tell a story with your outstanding photos, Cindy. I am also interested in the opinion birds may have of us human beings. I am certain that some of them could be rather embarrassing.
Yes. I think wild-critters in general might have relatively low opinions of us humans დ
Our orioles are the Baltimore variety and are orange, but these are striking photos. The bird looks a lot like our goldfinch – the yellow is eye-popping.
Yes, I love the orange headed Baltimore’s. Stunning birds. Happy you have them for neighbors დ
Ha, ha. I don’t blame them. Thanks for the laughs Cindy!
You are most welcome Brad დ
They seem to like that bird feeder Cindy, as long as you keep that full they won’t complain.
You think just like an oriole Leslie!! 😉 დ
More gorgeous birdies!! Their colors are so striking, and Cindy, you’ve really captured their beauty. Thank you!
Thank you more for appreciating the birdies Debbie & cheers to you my friend დ
Thank you! დ
Maybe watching humans is like watching TV for these pretty birds. 😉
Best wishes, and stay safe!
Yes! The human soap-opera must be quite absorbing დ
And it is running for a long, long time, even longer than “Bold and Beautiful”. 😉
Laughing…… So true! 😉 😉
They’re beautiful and smart, too! The eye of your camera probably has them mesmerized.
Thank you, Cindy! This is a gorgeous bird. I see so few bird variations in Toronto.
Even sparrows seem to be rare these days!
Happy you enjoyed them Resa and I hope you are healing rapidly! დდ
What a beautiful bird, I must ask if they are around here.. do they have a nice song?
No, laughing. No one has everything, I guess. They have a distinctive squaky-croaking sound 😉
Mother Nature rocks the birdies! დ
I recently noticed an oriole at my hummingbird feeder, which I thought was odd, but then I saw your photos and had to look it up, and I guess that’s pretty normal! I learn something new every day!
They need a special oriole feeder because they can’t drink from a hummingbird feeder, even though they will try. You might put a little grape jelly out in a dish for your oriole. They find grape jelly to be irresistible! დ
Thanks for the tip, they are so beautiful, I’d love to invite them!
I hope it works. If they find the jelly, it will!
These bird are lovely. Amazing shots!
Thank you & so pleased you enjoyed them Isabel დ
Wow wonderful and beautiful, love the combination of colours!
Mother Nature doesn’t hold back with the birdies does she!! დ
Yes, the art of mother nature is amazing!
Unequaled everywhere! surreptitious
Lovely photos, superbly photographed. Thank you for sharing, Cindy. LG Marie
Honored. Thank you Marie & cheers to you my friend დ
Such beauty! Wow!
They are gorgeous creatures aren’t they. Happy you like them დ
They really are. Thanks again for sharing 🙂
Thank you more for appreciating them Benjamin დ
You’re so welcome!
Be well Benjamin დ
I think these gorgeous creatures just might be onto something about people.
Thank you, Cindy.
Stunning color of yellow against the red Cindy❣️🌞
How wonderful of you to notice that Cindy & thank you! დ
You’re most welcome Cindy❣️
Prettiest birds I’ve never seen, but since they’re spies maybe they’ve seen me. LOL. Great pics!
Yes, birds are surreptitious spies. By the time I find them, they have already seen me, so if orioles are around you, they have already checked you out! 🙂
Absolutely gorgeous. What about us could possibly impress perfection? LOL
True. They tend to bicker at times, but they are never violent. We should be learning from them დ
Such and elegant bird.
He is dressed for success and I hope he always succeeds! დ
Wow, was für schöne Aufnahmen ! Liebe Grüsse Ernst
Vielen Dank Ernst und bleib sicher und gut mein Freund დ
Thank you very much დ
Gorgeous photos. That golden yellow though! I have t-shirt top that colour and love to wear it.
It looks like a rugby shirt with the black and yellow. I love golden yellow too. It’s the color of sunshine! დ
Not much to say – just awesome! The Birds, the Pictures, the Life there!
Awww….. That says it all. Thank you Alexander დ
Such a beautiful bird. The combination is so striking.
Only a bird could carry these colors off so beautifully! დ
Wonderful pictures! They just make you feel you just see them so close!
Thank you my friend. The closer you get, the more beautiful they are! დ
What a striking color combination these birds have! God is such an artist, and you are too with your wonderful photos!
Such incredible natural beauty God has gifted us to care for დ
These are fabulous photos! Really nice and sharp! Love the birds’ bright colours!
Thanks very much & happy you like them! დ
How very beautiful black and yellow look together. 😍
Aren’t they striking patterns. Mother Nature knows what she’s doing! დ
Exactly right. 😊
These close-ups are just incredible! (It doesn’t surprise me that the birds aren’t overly impressed with us humans, although I expect we provide them with mild amusement from time to time.)
Of course you “get it,” Liz, and thank you so much for that დ
You’re welcome, Cindy.
Such beautiful birds!
Yes. Shy. But getting closer and closer to me which is amazing. I really have not been home this long, ever, since I have lived at The Holler, and we do have 515, and increasing bird species. Not to get closer to some of them დ
Ahhh, thank you so much & lovely to hear from you დ
The yellow and black combination looks amazing on them friend.🙂
Yes it does. Thank you very much friend დ
I genuinely love your subject matter (usually birds), the accuracy of your photographs, and your offbeat commentary I do offbeat as you know.
And orioles are bloody amazingly pretty. We get them in the UK occasionally, after a big wind.
Me? Pied wagtail fan. Best bird in the world, and I’ve seen a few. Tiny, ridiculous, badly coordinated, can’t fly too well, silly plumage, mime artiste makeup. Bloody irresistible.. They move my soul.
I can’t even believe I’m hearing from you! Makes me so happy. I knew orioles were in the UK, rarely. Love the big wind explanation. Mostly, though I have been thinking, a lot lately, about the Indian Ring Necked Parrots in London (and other places in the UK). I want to photograph them in London. I don’t understand how they survive English winter, except parrots are very smart creatures, that’s why they can learn to speak both Britishisms and Californiaisms. So great to hear from you. I hope you are well დ
I ain’t well, but I’m still breathing. Yes, the parakeets are still here and thriving. No reason they shouldn’t, it can get bloody cold (and wet) in the Tropics.
If you ever hit the UK, lemme know. I’ll find a way to meet up. We’ve been Friends a long time.
Yes, we are friends for a long time now, Duncan. We are different, but understand each other, which is pretty unique and wonderful. Sending you love and friendship დ
Gorgeous little sunshine-coloured souls. Orioles are rare here in the UK.
Yes! Exactly! Sunshine-coloured- souls. What a accurately beautiful descriptor. I am happy you have them. They are very shy birds, like many birds whose glorious coloring makes them stand out. დ
I think they may be wondering if the camera is a part of you, Cindy. 🙂
I know this for a fact. I don’t use a tripod. I have a moving lens and it is always smack against my face. All sorts of wild animals think I am some sort of “other” creature. It helps to be alone, completely still, and silent,. All of which are unhuman-like behaviors 😉 😉
🙂 “It helps to be alone, completely still, and silent” My go-to approach when watching wildlife— or even hoping to see wild life.
Exactly. Thank you Curt. დ
They would fit in nicely at a horse show. There’s much to watch. 🙂
Smiling…..They’d like the horses. Too many people though დ
Aren’t they a stunning color and shape? You’ve captured them beautifully. I’m struck by their proximity to the thorns. Perhaps the feathers keep them safe from a sharp jab.
Birds are super adept at living amongst, perching and nesting on thorns, even cactus. They can perch harmlessly on them, while many predators are intimidated by them დ
That’s good to know, Cindy. I don’t think I ever really thought about it until I saw your photos. So many bird pics show them on branches or other solid perches. On the subject of birds, a house wren built her next on a closed stack of drapes on our deck. She came and left within a day and I feared the worst. Then I read that they make several nests before choosing one. A week later she was back adding twigs, then gone again. Today she’s back! What a tease. Serioulsy though, its wonderful having her finally choose the nest on our deck. We’re refraining from setting up the deck furniture until she’s nested and the babies fledge.
Basically, I love you! She chose the right family to build her nest near დ
Beautiful photos of colorful birds 🙂
Thank you. I am happy you liked them Anna დ
Yes, thank you. They show us how to live დ
Beautiful birds, those golds and blacks are magnificent!
Mother Nature obviously loves birds, a lot დ
Mother Nature at work, So awesome to be talking to you
It’s something of a rarity isn’t it? 😏 I keep on trying to rectify that so hopefully perseverance will pay off eventually! I’ve been trying to “like ” your comments but you are such a popular lady that I can never find our comment exchanges amongst all the others you are so understandably blessed with! So here’s my version of a like especially for you – 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
Smiling and visa versa 2UX2!!! დდ
I feel watched 🙂
Yes, thank you, smiling. This time your watchers are good birds დ
They are irresistible Beautiful. Yes, I wonder what they are thinking and whispering about people. Great post🙏
What bright pretty birds. I also imagine they aren’t overly impressed. 😀
We both understand why. Thank you for knowing დ
Thank you დ
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I do have a suggestion for you. Do what you are doing. It’s wonderful დ
Another sets of beauty! It is amazing how you manage to capture these birds so beautifully.
God helps me დ
Praise the Lord!
Kind of creepy.
Yes. They know who you are based on what you do დ
Smiling. Thank you Jennie დ
You’re welcome, Cindy. I’m always smiling at your photos.
I always smile at your kind thoughts Jennie დდ
Ikm so glad! 😀
Wow! Another silent observers. Lol Did you check if they were real, Cindy? Maybe these are already some of the NSA’s small drones? xx
Laughing…… I hadn’t considered that!! They must be VERY hungry drones!!! 😉 😉
Lol – They are collecting for the “men in the middle”. ;-))
Smiling. A lot დ
Cindy, thank you so much for this beautiful photographs!!!
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Beautiful photos of beautiful birds Cindy, I think they are being cautious like most birds, they don’t trust us.
Thank you and I think you are right. დ
Quite beautiful. Thanks
You are most welcome & cheers to you დ
Wow, what a talented photographer and bird whisperer you are! Beautiful blog!
Awww….. So kind & so appreciated. Thank you! Lovely to meet you დ
Never realized the birds in my backyard were watching me so intensively. 🙂
They definitely are! They are surreptitious spies, so mind your p’s & q’s! 😉
😀 Thanks for the head up. 🙂
Beautiful! Fine set Cindy
So pleased you enjoyed them and thank you John დ
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