It's raining in California but even when the sky is gray, a visit from a beautiful Hooded Oriole brings a little golden sunshine. A fun look at the male Hooded Oriole taking a morning bath at my fountain. Hope these shots of him brighten your day!
I have been glimpsing a bright yellow/gold color streaking in and out of my yard. As soon as I am spotted, the flighty male Hooded Oriole flies away. Sometimes I only hear his calls. Today as I sip my coffee and share my breakfast with my rat terrier, I spot the beautiful Hooded Oriole perched on my plumeria tree located near the birdbath/fountain. LOL, time to grab my camera! Here is my first shot of the gorgeous golden yellow male Hooded Oriole.
Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus measures 8 inches long with a wingspan of 10.5 inches. He looks at the cute little cement fountain.
And... Here he is landing on the outer rim. He is still a little unsure and looks towards my sliding glass door.
He ventures into the water up to his belly and proceeds to take a vigorous bath.
Watching this bird enjoying my fountain really made me smile. Every time I see this beautiful bird, it takes my breath away. His appearance brings with him a ray of golden sunlight on a cloudy California day!
Have a happy week everyone.