Rainy Day Sunshine

It’s been raining on and off (mostly on) all week.  Two of our net lanes are now flooded.  The trees are dripping, the grass is dripping, the day campers are dripping.  Still, it’s a beautiful sight, and other than severely cramping my style, I still love rainy days.

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We can’t band when it is raining, and we’ve had to cancel a few days.  This morning the weather report seemed better.  Skies cleared last night, and although it dawned misty, foggy, damp, and soggy this morning, the rain held.  The birds were the bright spots on an otherwise dismal-looking day, especially this handsome male Baltimore oriole.  Isn’t he stunning? 

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Posted in Birds. 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Rainy Day Sunshine”

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook Says:

    He must have looked like a glowing light in the gray day!
    Beautiful.

  2. KGMom Says:

    Yes he is stunning. Nature always has things more lovely for us to see than anything we can create.

  3. Ruth Says:

    Orioles always make me happy. Your rainy day picture is good too. We need more rain here. It is all staying south of the Great Lakes.

  4. mon@rch Says:

    Oriole is perfect and rain can really slow things down at the banding station! Keep up the great work!

  5. obi4240 Says:

    Lynne – he did. We called him ‘color relief!’

    KGMOM – couldn’t agree more.

    Ruth – you mean south of the Great Lakes and then heading east to NJ! I think it finally stopped today.

    Monarch – thanks. You too!

  6. Mary Carlson Says:

    Wow! What a close-up. He is gorgeous! Thanks – that bird has managed to make my day even brighter.


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