Tag Archive | Hooded Orioles

Colorful Creatures~


Create their own vibrant light.

Phaninopepla, dark as midnight,

in full light, is radiant dark blue, with deep red eyes.

Male orioles, kings of beauty, rock yellow and black,

while male grosbeaks flash black, orange and white.

Mr Jay will drive our blues away,

as hummingbirds fly their own private rainbows!

Cheers to you from The Holler’s colorful creatures~

Trapeze Artistry~

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Orioles,
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masters of the vertical trapeze.

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As if, all their life,
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they’ve been waiting for a high sliding wire.
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Flying Wallendas,
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with no need for nets or costumes.
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Natures perfect performers.

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Cheers to you from the Holler’s high-flying orioles~

Holler Bickersons~

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I was a psychotherapist before I took early retirement, and among other things, I specialized in the group treatment of anger and violence.
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So, it is with no small irony, that I present to you the untreatable Bickersons, who have moved in to the former peace and quiet of Hollerdom, turning it into a downright Hollerfest!
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Man, do these birds bicker! This is one cranky lady Oriole, and she is certainly giving this guy a piece of her mind.
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The guys, hang around drinking nectar, and soon they too, come to words.
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When the ladies get involved, it’s hard to hear what anyone is saying with all the squawking going on!
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At least they never resort to actual fighting. The hummingbirds could learn a thing or three about this, but they don’t seem open to feedback.
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These birds started out so shy, but as you can see now, they are quite at home at The Holler!
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Cheers to you from the beautiful, bickersome, but highly entertaining, Holler Hooded Orioles~