Second Chances

Yesterday, I posted a capture that I was afraid would be my only sighting of a Baltimore Oriole in my yard.  Fortunately, a got a second chance since they seem to like the feeders we have out.  I am happy to have gotten a nice bird portrait.  This was the result of two things, luck and patience.

Patience is a virtue.  It is however, one that is learned and not one that just happens.  Those who have no patience are often disappointed, angry or sad.  To gain patience requires dealing with the same situations which annoy the impatient without getting bent out of shape.

Patience comes from exercise and anyone who works out alot knows that excercise is sometimes unpleasant or painful.  Yet, no pain, no gain.  So, I will continue to do my patience exercises.  Going back to the window over and over, in hope that I will see something interesting.  Many people would think this foolish behavior but I think the results are worth the effort.

Baltimore Oriole
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon D500
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
600mm @ f/7.1 – 1/400 sec – ISO 320

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Surprise!

As I said in yesterday’s post, this seems to be the time for changes in the bird population.  We spotted an unusual visitor to the suet feeders and couldn’t tell what it was.  A yellowish bird but larger than any of the ones we normally see.  This was a particular challenge to try to identify for a couple of reasons.  First, we don’t normally see this bird around here.  Second, the coloring is not what you typically think of for this bird.

Unless, I’m totally mistaken (which is a distinct possibility) this is a Baltimore Oriole.  I’m not sure if it is a female or if this is a male in winter color.  Normally, you would expect the bright black and orange colors but in the winter, they are more muted.

If anyone can confirm or correct my identification, I would appreciate the help.

Baltimore Oriole
Roswell, Georgia

Nikon D500
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
500mm @ f/6.3 – 1/250 sec – ISO 1250

#BirdWatching #birds #BaltimoreOriole #Roswell #Georgia #WithMyTamron