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Updated: May 23, 2023

While checking out bottlebrush trees for mitigating songbirds on Galveston Island, Texas, I came upon this Male Orchard Oriole feeding on nectar and insects. I was excited to photograph this beautiful Oriole in peak breeding colors before it continued its journey north to nest. Finding the Oriole posing and perched out in the open was a special treat and the head turn was the icing on the cake! I always wonder where these little songbirds that migrate through the Gulf Coast states are heading and I wish I could tell them to “Have a safe journey!”. Taken with Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, using a 800mm lens and Gitzo Tripod with Wimberly head.

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