2nd weekend in a row at Assateague Island. This place is birding paradise.
Please excuse the iPhone postings..
My first ever Baltimore Oriole. I was awe struck by how bright his plumage was.. it was if he was a burning ember atop the tree when the morning sun first lit him.
15 minutes later, a Blue Grosbeak.
Matt,both birds are stunners,and I adore your burning ember description.....but that grosbeak floats my boat,that is a seriously lovely image for me. The colour and light and detail of the brid compliments the bkg so well,cracking mate,loved seeing this. I don't actually know of either bird species, what a cool way to be educated huh