Looks aren’t everything.
are more important.
The ability to debate is a also necessary ability.
It isn’t fair, but unfortunately is true,
looks often get you, more grape jelly!
Cheers to you from the handsome, skillful, and well fed Holler Orioles~
(Note- We are traveling now and will be out of the range of wifi for while. Stay safe & take good care).
Handsome birds and photos, Cindy. Bon voyage!
Thank you Eliza & cheers to you! დ
Good name for the post!
These are cool image of this special bird, Cindy!
So happy you enjoyed Amy & cheers to you დ
Fantastic pictures, Cindy. Happy and safe travels!
Thanks much Pit & cheers to you my friend დ
Absolute Acrobat. Loved it. Thank you CK.
You are most welcome CK and have an awesome week! დ
Thanks for brightening up a dark and rainy day here with your delightful post, Cindy!! Safe travels!
That is just what Orioles do. They fly sunshine in on wings! So happy they brightened your day დ
We are enjoying our orioles too. They love to chatter (or, maybe they are debating 🙂 ). Enjoy your travels!
Chattering is the same as debating, actually, chattering may be far superior and more melodic 🙂 დ
They are very beautiful, great photos, Cindy! ❤️
Awww….. So appreciated John. We were just in Summerlin for a night. Saw Tivoli. Nice weather დ
Our oriole looks very similar, except it has a completely black head. Your photographs are outstanding, Cindy.
Isn’t it amazing, that no matter far afield you roam, you will find similar birds დ
Have a lovely time Cindy
So appreciated Sheree & cheers my friend დ
Beautiful bird and photos. Have a great trip! 🙂
Thank you very much & take good care დ
Awesome photos! I love their bright yellow coat! They bring a bit of sunshine and cheerfulness.
Yes! They are sunshine on wings. დ
Looking good and I think he can also doing upside down too 🙂
He even looks perfect even upside down, not a feather out of place!!! დ
What great photos and what a beautiful bird. Thank you very much for that, dear Cindy.
You are most welcome Marie and I am so happy you enjoyed them. Cheers to you დ
Safe travels, Cindy — enjoy your time away! Looks like the Holler’s Orioles are well cared-for (as, I’m sure, are the other critters that call your place Home!).
It is definitely the human’s who could use a vacation from feeding all the critters!! დ
Love these wonderful pics, Cindy!
Bon Voyage, and you stay safe, too! ❦
Thank you sweet lady & cheers to you დ
Rockin’ Robin may have “…out-bopped the buzzard and the oriole” but he had nothing on these guys. Beauties!
Smiling….. Are you back from your sojourn in the southwest? We went out in the middle of nowhere today and found pictographs. Amazing. Not publicized at all დ
Look forward to your photos.
A very handsome fellow! Enjoy your trip!
Thanks much Liz & stay safe and well დ
Love your beautiful Orioles Cindy, such a handsome bird with contrasting colours, and a clever bird also. Thanks for sharing these lovely images.
Thank you more for your kind appreciation and ditto to you for your fabulous birds photos from all over our glorious planet. I love them all დ
Gorgeous photos, cleverly penned. Safe travels!
Thanks so much Michele I so appreciate your thoughtfulness & cheers to you დ
You are welcome, Cindy. Cheers!
Visa versa 2UX2 დ
Enjoy your wander then dear lady, may there be many to dance and be acrobats for your lens 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
Smiling. Such a lovely comment. Thanks much Mark დ
They are so gorgeous! Beautiful photos, Cindy. 🙂
They are stunning and funny to watch. Happy you enjoyed them Lynette & cheers to you from the nearly empty north rim of the Grand Canyon დ
Looks might not be everything, but they are certainly amazing!
They are!!! დ
Absolutely gorgeous bird!!! Thanks for bringing a smile to my face!
So happy you smiled! Your comment made me smile დ
Being lithe and nimble will enhance good looks even more…LOL! I would give those leggy beauties lots of grape jelly any day. 💛
Yep, the rewards of grape jelly are priceless დ
Bright and handsome birds, beautifully photographed.
Thank you sincerely დ
Always a pleasure to catch up with your fine feathered friends.
Fine feathers make fine friends. Hope all is well with you and your family Brenda დ
All is well today. My second is graduating HS next week, and we are very happy. 🙂 Hope all is well with you and yours.
How exciting! Tell him congratulations for me დ
Yes. All the most interesting creatures are 😉 Stay safe and well Derrick დ
Dammit. I forgot I am anonymous – Derrick
You are not anonymous. You are Derrick დ
Beyond beautiful! ♥
So happy you think so. All best wishes and hopes flying to you დ
Happy travels! Enjoy and travel safely!
So appreciated. Thank you & stay safe დ
They’re clever and pretty performers. Enjoy your travels Cindy!
Thank you Brad & take good care my friend დ
If I was a bird, this is the kind and colour I’d want to be
Good choice. These are beautiful, funny, and elusive around humans. AKA smart birds დ
I would like to be a smart bird!
Enjoy your travels: and come back with some photo souvenirs. Love this post!
Ahhh, thank you so much Margaret. So appreciated დ
Gorgeous Acrobats. I love their bright colour. 🙂
So good to hear from you! I love them too & I hope you are safe and well დ
Safe travels wherever your adventures take you! I know that your winged friends will look after the Holler when you are away. Isn’t it wonderful to be travelling again.
It is wonderful, but it is still baby steps, due to covid. Alberta in on the board for late September, when the leaves turn. I am committed to going despite US testing requirements for re-entry. Hope all is well with you Rebecca დ
You are heading to my old “stomping grounds”. It is beautiful in Autumn. Looking forward to the photos!!!
I can’t wait to be there!!!
Wonderful photos. We never see them just hear them high up in the tall poplars by a stream.
It seems to me, the more gorgeous birds are, the more elusive they are with humans. Birds are smart დ
Yes, am reading Jennifer Ackerman’s second book after The Genius of Birds.
Great poem to go along with the photos!
So appreciated! Thank you დ
You’re welcome! Have a great weekend and take care.
Lovely as always Cindy. A good reminder that we haven’t progressed much on the birdfeeders… 25 hours aren’t enough in the day… 😉 Also I’m worried about a big squirrel who crosses the lawn a few times a day…
Hope all is well?
Bird feeders do feed a host of critters besides birds. ‘Squirrel proof’ bird feeders are the best for feeding squirrels, same with ‘bee proof’ bird feeders that get massed by bees, and ‘gopher proof’ plant protectors give gophers a challenge they love to overcome! I am well and hope you are too დ
We’re good thank you. We will look for squirrel proof bird feeders. In the Fall I guess, we’re going to Paris in July. Yay!
They are, happy you think so & cheers დ
Gorgeous! I saw a Baltimore Oriole for the first time in my life a couple of summers ago–even more beautiful than they appear in the birding books!
Yes! They are gorgeous creatures დ
Love those beautiful Holler orioles!
Love to you Kathy and thank you! დ
He is a handsome fellow! He probably enjoyed the photography session. 🙂
I think he enjoyed the attention! დ
Stunning bird and you got great shots of it. I’ve never seen one. Thanks
Hi Marlene! You are most welcome & happy you enjoyed დ
Love the light streaks catching the yellow…and dare i say, some orange!
Yes, definitely some orange, especially on The Bullocks Orioles დ
Oh, I have no words :), – simply fantastic!!!
I love that you love them დ
The Oriole has it all! If I could just find a man with all those qualities 🤣
Tee hee. I do think he is an example of the ideal man. Take care my friend 😉 😉
I would take him any day over the nightmare men who have been trying to afflict my life of late! I have had to show my wolfie fangs far more frequently than normal!
The excellent news here is, you have your wolfie fangs, and are willing to use them დდდ
Your blog is really a visual treat…
I am so glad! Thank you very much დ
My pleasure Cindy