Cooling Dip

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Cooling Dip
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By Chuck Cagara

If ever there was a day to stick your tootsies in the pool, this was it.

Here a male Hooded Oriole seeks relief from the 100+ temps prevailing today.

Said he, "Ahhhh…..  Sweet relief!"

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EastBeach Jul 08, 2018 12:24 PM
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This was a good reminder to fill the bird bath. With this heat, I don't even mind if the Chipmunks and squirrels who have been damaging my plants get a drink :)

a-1574005335 Jul 08, 2018 10:23 AM
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My back yards birds are sharing travel brochures right now...

Red Creek Jul 08, 2018 10:09 AM
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Two thumbs and two bird feet up. What a refreshing post.

Bird Jul 08, 2018 09:38 AM
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Beautiful photos, thanks! How far away were you, that is, what size lens?

Curmudgeon Jul 08, 2018 10:52 AM
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BIRD - Approximately 40 feet with 400mm lens, slightly cropped. Drawback is shooting through old double-paned garden box window. Takes away critical sharpness.

NostraChumash Jul 08, 2018 09:20 AM
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If Orioles are dipping in your bird-bath, then shouldn't it be filled with Milk?! What?....oh.

Curmudgeon Jul 08, 2018 11:01 AM
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NOSTRACHUMASH - We save the milk for when their cousins, the Oreos, fly in!

TWOSCOOPS Jul 08, 2018 09:20 AM
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A bird taking a bath. Humans are wonderful to provide for birds! Thank you, Curmudgeon!

Shasta Guy Jul 07, 2018 07:48 PM
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When we had a fig tree in our backyard, orioles would feast on the figs. Thanks for the photos of such a pretty bird.

a-1574005335 Jul 08, 2018 12:19 AM
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THAT'S why we don't see them anymore! It was neighbor's tree on the fence line. thanks.

Sprigofsage Jul 07, 2018 03:06 PM
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Love it! Yes, gorgeous, refreshing and uplifting photos!

Flicka Jul 07, 2018 03:01 PM
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Beautiful, colorful photos, thanks. Lucky you having this visitor.

bjgreen Jul 07, 2018 12:39 PM
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This one should be titled, "Sweet Relief!"

a-1574005335 Jul 07, 2018 12:11 PM
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Terrific pics and creative text. Tootsies is such a cool word. Oriole tootsies.

two abbys Jul 07, 2018 10:36 AM
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Thanks to an edhat post years ago, we bought an oriole feeder and have been faithfully keeping it stocked with grape jelly. We have been rewarded by many pairs of northern and hooded orioles and their fledglings! They also drink at the hummingbird feeders and bathe in our fountain. Just delightful. Thanks for these great photos and also to whomever the original poster was!

tagdes Jul 08, 2018 12:06 PM
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No, I'm talking about Two Abbys talking about pairs of Northern Orioles which are of course as I said now 2 separate species. My comment being indented and below refers to hers here and sometimes it goes above...go figure. We've had breeding Hooded at our house for for over 20 years and even a lone Baltimore during fall migration and lagging into winter but never a breeding pair and of course Bullock's are common spring migration and summer.

Curmudgeon Jul 08, 2018 09:08 AM
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Tagdes - Are you referring to the photos here? If so, let me clarify. Yes, we do also get Bullock's Orioles in our yard, but the bird in the photos is a Hooded Oriole.

tagdes Jul 07, 2018 04:58 PM
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Just to clarify of the 2 species once known as northern orioles you are getting Bullock's Orioles as there are no breeding records of Baltimore Orioles here and only north county for Bullock's.

two abbys Jul 07, 2018 02:35 PM
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thanks Curmudgeon!

two abbys Jul 07, 2018 02:35 PM
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thanks Curmudgeon!

Curmudgeon Jul 07, 2018 11:08 AM
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TWO ABBYS - Pretty sure the original poster was me. Glad to hear your good tidings!

a-1574005335 Jul 07, 2018 10:01 AM
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Soaked oriole! Thank you for the photo and calming message. Much needed today!

MissBleu Jul 07, 2018 09:23 AM
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A TSUNAMI THANKS Mr. Cagara for the gorgeous refreshing uplifting photos.

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