Above is an Eastern Kingbird
Another reason to enjoy the walking paths of Anchorage Park in Anchorage, Kentucky.
There is so much open land, so much diversity in nature all year and including migration season, so many visiting species stop by.
The songbird populations is outstanding.
While walking one day a fellow birder clued me into the fact that there was a working Baltimore Orioles nest near the lake at one of the overlook spots.
It was at eye level and only about 15 feet away, sweet ;)
I visited 3 times and was able to watch the adults come in to feed their young, though I never got to see them.
There were Cedar Waxwings, Gray Catbirds and Red-winged Catbirds, all using the same area.
On one of my visits, I witnessed something quite peculiar that then gave me a smile and a giggle.
The male Baltimore Oriole had just brought in a meal to the young, and flew away.
At the same moment a female Red-winged Blackbird came with a mouthful of insects and went down into the Orioles nest to feed the young.
Boom, in came the male Baltimore Oriole who reprimanded the nice accidental gesture of the Red-winged Blackbird.
I expect she did not do that again, but it was kind of sweet!
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I will be linking up with Mary for:
Wild Bird Wednesday
Below some of the Daisies that grow along our fence line~
Theses scenes are in and around my community~
An American Robin choosing grasses to build her nest with~
A Black Capped Chickadee watching the Robin~
A few of my Dianthus~
A wee Carolina Wren has just sent her first clutch of young ones off on their first flight and they were in the thick of brush~
My Clematis Vine~
My double bloom Hyacinths~
Morning light giving a glow to the grasses~
My Knock -Out -Roses are still knocking out the blossoms~
A lovely Gray Catbird~
With these next 2 mosaics, I had to give some high definition resolution application for there was good structure in the photos, but a wee bit off~
The walk path has now arrived at the Baltimore Orioles nest site.
The female is the golden yellow and black, and the male the coral red orange and black~
In between waiting for the Orioles to return to the nest, I watched as a Female Common Whitetail dragonfly rested upon the nearby Honeysuckle vines~
Blueberries and a lovely flower growing close to the ground~
A Blue Jay perched in a dead tree near the water, better be careful...I just saw a Cooper's Hawk, while standing here ;)
Cedar Waxwings up higher in the Orioles nest tree~
A Black and White Warbler...was a first time for me~
The female Red-winged Blackbird that got chased off by the Baltimore Oriole~
An Eastern Cottontail Rabbit and a Gray Squirrel meeting face to face~