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

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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