As I was sitting here at my computer desk, I heard a strange bird song. My attention was drawn to the window and lo and behold, I jumped up and grabbed camera and put it to the window and zoomed in. (I need to wash my windows for better viewing/picture taking.) The first photo I took was the best. I do hope to see this lovely bird again.
It is the Spot-breasted Oriole, Icterus pectoralis. What a treat!
I had to do a google search on orange and black birds in FL to see what this visitor was. I read that besides berries and insects, it likes nectar and there are quiet a few of these trumpet flowers are in boom right now.
Below, he/she is with the vanda orchid ‘Miss Joachuim’ in the background. This Oriole was introduced to FL in the late 1940’s. I am blessed to have had this one visit Plum Cottage Gardens. Hope it comes back.
The first thing that made me smile this morning was getting an email from Etsy telling me that one of my hearts sold.
It was this one below. Thank you Leslie.
That’s it for now. Later I’ll post a recipe and pictures for strawberry bread. It just finished baking a little while ago and smelled wonderful.
FlowerLady ~ who is thankful for many blessings, big and small.