Baltimore Oriole in Apple Blossoms

On our way up to the cottage this weekend we stopped for fish and chips at a little food-truck in Georgina. They have a picnic area where you can eat your delicious fried lunch while it is still hot from the fryer, and a nearby house has a large apple tree that was covered in blossoms.

As I was attempting to take photos of a very nervous Red Squirrel (who wanted fries but wasn’t sure how brave he was) I saw a flash of orange zip overhead.

Baltimore Orioles are beautiful birds, but I don’t see them often – they’re very shy, and they aren’t very common in Ontario to begin with. In spring they love to hang out in fruit trees – they’re nectar-drinkers, among other things, and they go from branch to branch drinking the sweet liquid from each little blossom.

I was too far away to get a close-up of the male Oriole, but this picture of him among the blossoms is prettier anyway (in my humble opinion).

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