All of a sudden a bird who is supposed to be with the rest of his species in South America for the winter has started to show up at my feeders along with all the other birds who stay here year-round.
I have a Baltimore oriole coming to the feeders daily along with my wrong-way red-bellied woodpecker who still refuses to even look at the suet cakes. This time of year Baltimore orioles have already migrated to the southern part of Central America or the northern coastal areas of South America. They are definitely not year-round birds or boreal migrators who normally come to the small garden.
With more wintry weather predicted for this weekend I am making sure that all the feeders are completely filled and that the water in the two bird baths are not frozen over. Here's hoping my oriole makes it through the winter.