I can't think of a fifteen dollars better spent than what I recently paid for my Heath Oriole Feeder. They don't know me, I get no money to advertise their products, but what a cool contraption! Don't know why it took me so long to get one.
I sat on a chair in the shade and watched the continuing parade yesterday morning.
Like this mockingbird, the guy that rules the roost at our house.
I just handheld these with my zoom, was too lazy and indifferent to grab a tripod and the prime lens.
I usually stick an orange on the handy posts, didn't get around to it yesterday but they didn't seem to mind the omission one bit.
First the female oriole showed up.
But one brisk movement on your part and they are history.
I like this tail display. Still wonder if they are self conscious of their own immense beauty?
All these red beaks just crack me up!
Birdwatching is an excellent way to relieve stress.
The feeder is simple and bulletproof, just clean the dish occasionally and you are good to go.
They have been exceedingly good to me for many years.
I wrote a Beginner's Guide to Photoshop for them several years ago that I am finally updating. This is basically requiring a complete rewrite.
I am also about to develop an Adobe Lightroom course.
So I am using my down time productively this week working on the material.
And I am enjoying it. Helps keep me current. If you want to learn how to do something, be prepared to teach it.
One of these days soon, if light and wind conditions are right, I am going to set up my tripod and grab the fast prime and hopefully take some excellent shots.