Is the Coast Clear he asks?

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© Andrea Petersen
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UploadedJune 13, 2018
TakenJune 13, 2018
MakeNikon
ModelCOOLPIX P900
Exposure1/50 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length125 mm
ISO200
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The Baltimore Orioles and other small birds have been getting chased off by the Common Grackles who are carrying away lots of sunflower seeds and go through a suet block daily now in their mission to to feed their growing young.....who should be getting old enough to forage for their selves soon and possibly will be leaving by next month with the adult flock to continue their migratory journey:)

This adult male oriole was peeking around the hummingbird feeder to see if the coast was clear to fly over to the jelly dish on another stand without being harassed by a Grackle ...The wild birds in nature seem to adjust to whatever inconvenience they are faced with and by whatever the circumstances ...I think they realize the Grackles won't be hanging around forever. They do eventually get their turn at the feeder even though the wait is long, they accept it with grace and humility....

Best View in light box! Thank you!!!

5 responses

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (13 Jun 2018):

    a cute capture!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (14 Jun 2018):

    So cute, wrong feeder!

  • teresa Bice

    teresa Bice   gave props (14 Jun 2018):

    hahaha love the way this guy is reaching over to look at you!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (14 Jun 2018):

    This is just killer cute! Love that pose and it shows just how smart these beautiful birds need to be, too. Super capture!!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (14 Jun 2018):

    Hilarious--outstanding colours

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