Orchard Orioles (7 Photos)

On a trip to Folly Island, SC I had to get 30 feet off the ground for decent photographs of Orchard Orioles. Once elevated, the yellow and olive female was easy to photograph. She preferred to preen and sun on exposed branches. In the lower right photo, she shows off her specialized tongue, useful in gathering nectar.

The chestnut colored male spent almost all his time hiding in the canopy. When he did finally come into the open, he was so far away the quality of photos suffered. Still, a beautiful bird.

2 thoughts on “Orchard Orioles (7 Photos)

  1. So Beautiful Birds. So good to watch them. Great work and efforts i must say. As an Photographer i can understand how much efforts and patience are required to capture wildlife moments.. Even i started photography as i was inspired by photographers like you. Have a look at my work at http://www.nitinkhanna.net/ and let me know how is it. I would love to hear from photographer like you. Lets get Connected Thank you


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