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This is a baby Oriole that I found a while back out in the grass in my yard. The nest was too high to put this little one back into…so I found an old nest that had fallen and put some boards around it out by the tree where its original nest was. I fed it some bugs, worms and wet bread, and it ate everything. I noticed that its mother would also fly down and feed it. A couple of days later I found another one….so in the nest it went. A couple of days went by and when I checked on them they were “fly-jumping” onto the boards and getting out. Time to fly! So I put them in a branch in a nearby tree and when I went to check on them…they had flown away. I did see them later in a different tree. So they had a happy ending. This particular one became special to me. It would sit on my finger while I fed it. I missed the little thing for days! What a sap! LOL I hope you enjoy this little baby as much as I did.
Taken in Amherst, Virginia, USA. with my Canon Powershot SX110 IS
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Below is the SECOND BABY ORIOLE that I found and put in with this first little one.

Comments

  • emmy2
    emmy2over 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture here Ginny. Did he live?

  • Yes…it did. I tried to upload this with a story and it wouldn’t go through about 4 times…so I restarted the computer and uploaded the picture without the story….just incase. LOL But of course…that time it went through. So I added the story after. You will have to go back and read it . You commented before I finished it. hahaha
    Thanks Victoria!!! I appeciate the comment and your curiosity.

    – Ginny York

  • Katya Lavorovna
    Katya Lavorovnaover 5 years ago

    ‘…aren’t five sparrows sold for a couple of pennies? but not one of them is forgotten by God…’
    This is a wonderful image and a wonderful story. Your compassion for animals comes through in your work. You did a good thing here.

  • Awwww…Thanks so much for such beautiful comments. They really mean alot to me. I do love animals…and I do save them if I can. I’m so glad this one and the other little one made it. :)

    – Ginny York

  • deegarra
    deegarraover 5 years ago

    HARD CALL HERE, NOT SURE WHICH I LOVE MORE, THEY ARE BOTH BEAUTIFUL

  • Awwww. Thanks Dee!! So clad you like them!!

    – Ginny York

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Wow what an amazingly cute bird, great close up shot Ginny!

  • Thanks Shawn. this was my little buddy. Even though it was just for a short time. he was a cutie. :)

    – Ginny York

  • Jonice
    Joniceover 5 years ago

    Ginny..this is little guy is so cute! Love the white due on top. LOL! Jonice

  • Thanks Jonice! He really was a cute little thing…and I think he actually liked me. lol He did have quite the fluff on his head. He was so cute. :)

    – Ginny York

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaover 5 years ago

    Fabulous! This is so perfect, lovely detail and color. Love the look in his eye! You saved his life!

  • Thanks so much Carol! What nice comments! I like the look in his eye too. He gave me that cute little look all the time. :) I think I saved 4 baby birds last year….the two little Orioles…an Finch…and a Robin. I love the little things. :)

    – Ginny York

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 5 years ago

    How wonderful!!!!!! Soooo adorable!!!!!

  • Thanks so much Lorilee! He really was a pretty sweet little bird. thanks for adding him to your favorites.

    – Ginny York

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    This is awesome!!!! I hope it is in Country Bumpkin. xoxo

  • Hi Lori! Thanks for the nice comments and letting me know about Country Bumpkin. I’ll have to check that out. :) thanks for adding him to your favorites!!

    – Ginny York

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fabulous;

  • Thanks Scott! I appreciate your comment!! :)

    – Ginny York

  • Diane Schuster
    Diane Schusterover 5 years ago

    Ginny, what a wonderful success story, I enjoyed every minute of it! Glad that they made it! Dee

  • Awwww. Thanks Diane! I enjoyed every minute I had with this little guy. I hope he comes back this year. And if he does…I hope I can recognize him. LOL He will be grown! Thanks for saving him in your favorites!! :))

    – Ginny York

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