Weekly Photo Challenge:Refreshing Written by Pix Under the Palm Fronds Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... 43 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge:Refreshing” Beautiful colors on these shots! LikeLike Reply Thank you so much! They are beautiful birds. Thanks for visiting here Under the Oaks! LikeLike Reply we’ve seen 1 oriole do this on one of our hummer feeders. i think it’s so neat! LikeLike Reply It is neat! They aren’t interested in the jelly but they want the hummer sweet treat and the hummers eat the grape jelly! Hey, whatever works! Thanks for coming by Tex 🙂 LikeLike Reply We’ve had woodpeckers and mockingbirds drink out of our hummer feeders. The orioles are so beautiful; we don’t have them down in our neck of the woods, so I have enjoyed these photos(!) Question: Where do you put the grape jelly? Between the ants and the squirrels, we have to be creative with how we ‘present’ anything sweet and sugary for the hummers! LikeLike Reply Good Sunday Morning Little Things of Life! We don’t have a Mockingbird on our property that we are aware of and we wish we did! We do have a Cat Bird that acts very much like the Mockingbird. I have never seen a woodpecker at a hummer feeder, that would be fun I think. You have to find that very interesting and comical to see those two birds on your hummer feeders! We put our grape jelly in a specially designed jelly and meal worm feeder that is on a shepards hook in the ground with a an orange baffle over the top. We have a wonderful bird store in the BIG CITY where we get all our birdie stuff and go to seminars there and learn a thing or two about our birds 🙂 We grease the pole to keep ants from traveling up and feasting on the jelly. We also have a squirrel baffle on the pole! I know!!!! It’s a crazy thing making sure the ones the food is meant for get it 🙂 I enjoyed your photo challenge HOT. As soon as I answer comments I am going to visit your post 😉 Thank you so much for stopping by! LikeLike Reply I was going to ask what kind of bird that is, but Texgirl said it already. What a jewel! I did not know they would go for a “sweet tea” also. Fantastic. xxx LikeLike Reply I should have mentioned he was a Baltimore Oriole. They had babies right over our heads last year at the wine time sitting place. We were mesmerized! LikeLike Reply great pics. LikeLike Reply Thank you! Thanks for visiting. LikeLike Reply Nice shot. I guess you don’t have to be a hummingbird to enjoy a sweet treat! LikeLike Reply Hi Deb! I just think it is funny, this is the second year this has happened. This is a picture from last year. They will sip out of the hummer feeder but they won’t go near the oranges or the jelly. LikeLike Reply Wow! Gorgeous shots . . . and I learned that not only hummingbirds drink sweet treats. Thanks for visiting SLTW. I looked at a few of your earlier posts and decided to subscribe! LikeLike Reply They surprised us too! I loved my visit to your blog, I am going to be going back and reading. I love reading thru a blog when I can’t sleep at night. I think I will be reading some interesting things about Florida 🙂 Thank you so much for subscribing and visiting Under the Oaks. LikeLike Reply We had 2 orioles in early spring but I havent seen them lately. Our little girl hummer is here though guarding her feeder like the terminator. Beautiful shots Pix! LikeLike Reply Thanks Christina! I took them thru a dirty porch window 🙂 Don’t you love the energy those hummers put out so they won’t have to share? LikeLike Reply I had no idea an oriole would do that!!! What a catch! LikeLike Reply We were pretty surprised ourselves! And they are the biggest clowns and they have lots to say real loud 🙂 LikeLike Reply Refreshing photos! Very good take on the theme. You are doing very well at replying to comments. Don’t get discouraged. The more blogs I subscribe to, the harder it gets to keep all the blog comments and replies straight. But, we can do it. Hey, it’ll keep our brains active and sharp! Right? LikeLike Reply Well Hello Theresa! The comment thing has always befuddled me. Part of the problem is the “conversation” format on my Gmail. I should change it. And yes it is great exercise for those brain cells, keep them firing! Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday! LikeLike Reply The Baltimore oriole is such a very beautiful bird — I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen one on the wing, but your photos are the next best thing – LikeLike Reply It IS a beautiful bird! Last year I was able to get a picture of the male flying away from the nest. The nest looks like a little knitted purse 🙂 Thank you so much for visiting Under the Oaks! LikeLike Reply Beautiful capture! I was able to get some video of a mama O eating grape jelly at my kitchen window. But, so hard to get a good still photo of them (for me). Yours are just wonderful! LikeLike Reply Good Afternoon Tammy! Nice to see you 🙂 That would be a fun video to see. I was lucky, I was hiding on four seasons porch and snapped him! LikeLike Reply Incredible photos. The colors are absolutely brilliant! LikeLike Reply Thank you Pat! The Baltimore is a stunning bird and such a clown! LikeLike Reply Some day, I’m going to ask you to help me print out a bunch of your birdie pictures, frame them and put them as a collage on my wall. I love birdie pictures. I love your bird pictures, and all the colour they display. LikeLike Reply Awww Janice thank you so much! I swear you make me get out there and keep trying to learn to take good pictures. You motivate me, seriously. You want some of my birdie pictures, they are yours! Just tell me how to get some to you when you are ready. But, have you seen Kelly’s bird pictures at Red and the Peanut ? LikeLike Reply Beautiful shots! I had no idea that baltimore orioles, or any other bird for that matter, are drawn to humingbird sweets. LikeLike Reply Good Morning Cecelia! They are gorgeous birds. This is Mr. Baltimore’s second summer here and he loves the hummer’s sweet treat. Last year he and his girly built a nest right above our heads in the Oak tree where we have wine time. They built/knitted the cutest little purse like nest. I should post the pictures, the nest is unique. Thanks for visiting here Under the Oaks. Nice to see you! LikeLike Reply Intense colours. Lovely photos. LikeLike Reply Good Morning Klassi! Thank you so much for stopping by! Thank you too for the kind words about the photos. Baltimore Orioles are beautiful birds and they seem to have a sense of humor. He talks and mumbles the whole time he is on the feeder 🙂 LikeLike Reply Lovely! I’m crazy about Orioles. LikeLike Reply Hi Sam! Well we like them lots too! We had no idea they were such noisy clowns! Thanks for dropping by 🙂 LikeLike Reply As everyone else said amazing colour in your beautiful photos. LikeLike Reply Thank you for the kind words about my photos, I am trying to learn every day to take better pictures. I just snapped these from behind our dirty porch windows. I wanted to get him any old way I could. He wasn’t much into having his picture taken, I had to sneak up on him! LikeLike Reply Oh I’m jealous! I don’t see many Orioles around here, just a glimpse once in a while. Great capture, Pix! I’m a little slow about visiting and commenting lately, so I’ll answer your question here in case I don’t get an answer up back at my place. That was me you saw in the mosaic. I was cracking up at something my silly son had just said when we were at Branson Thanksgiving. I liked that photo because it really captures what fun we have when we’re all together. Thanks for your nice comment! How’s Izzy doing? Stormy, the hungry, is meowing in my ear but she had plenty of food earlier. She wants to eat all the time! Have a wonderful day. ~Cheryl LikeLike Reply It’s OK about being slow on visiting and commenting, I haven’t done anything lately either. I have a glitch at WordPress and it is driving me crazy. I loved seeing you in the mosaic, what a wonderful smile! Izzy is good but oh my she can be baaaaad. So much kitten energy! Iz wants to eat all the time and play all the time and get into every dang thing she can. Thanks for dropping by! Always love to see you! LikeLike Reply (laughing at your comment about husband’s ‘gifting’ and the continuing cycle of photo ‘stuff’!) LikeLike Reply Thank God CH, the Hubby, finds it funny! He is such a good guy about my picture taking ‘stuff’. What else is he going to do? A girl has to buy what a girl has to buy! LikeLike Reply That is a great snap Pix. I have yet to achieve a bird photo that I am happy with. I have been stalking a bluejay in my yard for 2 weeks. He is either camera shy, hates me or is just being mean. Hmmm, I sense a future blog post coming. hehehe LikeLike Reply Good Morning Kim! Yep there are all sort of ideas that spring into your head for blog posts when you least expect it. It is hard for me to find any picture I snap that I am happy with but there are a few that make me feel like I am getting there as a picture taker. I have one of Mr. Baltimore flying from his nest. I need to post it BUT my computer took a vacation to the BIG CITY yesterday for a makeover(dang)because he wasn’t looking just right. And he was being a PIA. So I am without pictures because I am on CH’s laptop. We will see when that computer gets to come home and hopefully be doing better! I can’t believe I am saying this about a birdie, but if you are stalking a Jay, I would pick your “just being mean” out of your three thoughts! 😉 Those Jays, I just think of them as being the bullies of the birdie world! LikeLike Reply Wonderful! I’ve never seen a regular bird at a humming bird feeder. Very cool, and refreshing of course. 🙂 LikeLike Reply Just say "hey"! Say more if you want, that's good too :) Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.