Guess who came to dinner today??!!
Our missing lady! The lovely couple showed up and for a moment, drank together from the hummingbird feeder.
Then he took off and she continued to guzzle. She was so thirsty that she would bend over and slurp....
and then straighten up and let it run down her throat!
I was glad to see her! They are Hooded Orioles and they make my day!
If you click on the link above (blue) it will take you to a site that you can even hear their birdsong. This is how I know they are on the feeder while I'm sitting, three feet away through the window screen, at my computer transcribing. I hear them over the dictation! I can turn slowly and they don't even flinch. Even if the phone rings, I can usually answer and they just keep on slurping!
I caught one picture of his markings across his shoulders today(unfortunately through both glass and screen, and I didn't realize the flash was on)... the black across his shoulders extends around under his throat. Quite the handsome fellow, even if this picture is pretty fuzzy!