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Three orioles (Baltimore) in the yard this morning.
The male — always more wary — would come and go to see what the two females were doing.  
One female was a real culinary explorer.  She went to the Oriole feeder for a bit.  Then to the suet feeder where she sampled a few fat bits.  Then to a winterberry bush to see if the emerging buds held anything tasty.  Fourth stop was a thistle feeder.  She watched the Goldfinches and Siskins, and figured out how to pluck a seed from the little holes.  It didn’t do much for her, so she returned to the Oriole feeder for another sugar shot.  At last look, she was giving a crab apple tree a good going over.  Edit that — she’s back and working on the suet again.  Hungry girl!

Also — 7 Cedar Waxwings cleaning up the last of Pat's high bush cranberries.  5 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (3 male, 2 female)  And a Common Yellowthroat joined the chorus in the garden today.  Our fields are full of Savannah’s — but not Bobolinks yet.

Scott
Moretown