Thought I'd post my prettiest visitor lately, Painted Bunting.
And a Blue Grosbeak. These are not birds that normally hang around here, but like other wildlife in drought-stricken Texas, they may have had no food or water where they were before. I'm trying to maintain a wildlife habitat as best I can under the circumstances. Wildlife definitely needs help!
What lovely visitors! They sure look happy to have found your refuge. We often forget how the creatures suffer from drought. Luckily, the birds can detour from their habitats and seek respite from friendlier environments such as yours along the way.
No, they showed up during the migration...I was seeing them off and on for a couple of weeks before it was over. They spend the winter in more tropical areas. I was told they are Baltimore Orioles. Sure hope they put my place on their list for stop-overs next year. I've heard there's special oriole feeders, so if they return I'll get one so they won't have to compete with hummingbirds. Funny thing was, while they were here, a local titmouse decided it liked the hummer feeder also!