Last night when Meeko and I were out for our evening stroll, I noticed that the birds in the area were very active. It had been a beautiful day - hot but not humid and it cooled off around 8pm. When we got back to the house, I came in and got my camera, then went out to sit on the step with Meeko.
While sitting there enjoying a cup of tea, I noticed an orange flash in the tree across the road. Then another and a Baltimore Oriole landed on the wire that runs across the street. I watched them for a couple of minutes, camera in hand to see if they were going to stick around. The bird on the wire soon joined the one in the tree. I was able to get the shot above by being very patient. It took me about a half hour to center in on this beautiful fellow.
Besides the Baltimore Orioles, I saw a mourning dove, a bluejay, a cardinal and a robin all within the half hour time frame. The Oriole is the only one I managed to get a decent photo of. Bird photography takes a great deal of patience, but I'm glad I was able to capture this fellow with my digital.
I enjoyed watching the birds flit here and there. They were quite vocal and the colors were lovely. A great show provided by nature.
In renovation news, the plaster and lathe are gone from the upstairs. Two men came and gave us an estimate and said we either had to have it done this afternoon or not until Tuesday. This afternoon sounded good to me and the price was reasonable. Three men came, separated the lathe from the plaster and carried it all down. You wouldn't believe the dust it created both upstairs and in the front hall. I'm so thankful that this messy part of the job is done.
Enjoy your weekend. Remember to take some time to do something for you. Relax a little and do something you enjoy. ~Blessings, Mary~