May 18, 2015

Now that's a mouthful.



This female Baltimore oriole took some of the nesting material that anne puts out for the birds.
It is empty woven seed bags.

It is interesting to watch them come to the feeders with their mouths full and then try to eat.
The often leave half the nesting material behind

Icterus galbula

Unlike robins and many other fruit-eating birds, Baltimore Orioles seem to prefer only ripe, dark-colored fruit. Orioles seek out the darkest mulberries, the reddest cherries, and the deepest-purple grapes, and will ignore green grapes and yellow cherries even if they are ripe.

source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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