Well, I have a new visitor to the backyard. For the first time, I have seen an Oriole in my backyard wilderness. I didn’t think they were around these parts, but apparently they have started to migrate through here recently… or maybe I just never noticed them. These appear to the Baltimore Oriole (not the baseball team) from the looks of them and will be heading back up north soon to breed.

The last really cool new avian visitor I had was the House Finch I started seeing back in 2004. It has now become a regular guest. It is cool when I spot a new breed – especially one as colorful as this.