I was watching some Bullock's Orioles playing and flying, landing, jumping around, etc.
Here's a male in the tree above:
One of the females landed on a post and seemed to be trying to pull something out of the top of the post. I thought it might be an insect, but was too far away to see clearly.
This morning when I pulled up the photos, I could see it was fishing line with something on the end.
As I pulled up and cropped each Oriole photo, I noticed this bird seemed to have fishing line around it in the photo below - you'll have to click on it twice to see the fishing line. Did she eat the fishing line, thinking the thing on the end was an insect? I think so. I hope whatever it was will soon digest and she will be able to pull the line free. Poor thing.
Don't you just hate it when these little creatures get caught up in man's garbage? Come on, fishermen! Dispose of your fishing line properly! I always did when I fished, and I know most people do, but I've seen so much line along the lake sides. Remember all the bird nests that were made of fishing line at Pancho Villa and Caballo Lake State Parks?
Here are some photos taken here at Elephant Butte State Park in New Mexico.
Here's our site - nice, huh?
WELCOME to Shelia Wedegis! Shelia and her husband and three dogs are soon to be full-time RVers, at least they will be as soon as they are done downsizing and purchasing their rig. Sheila is an artist, and her blog is going to be about their RV adventures and her painting. Love her header, a cartoon of the three dogs, who she is putting into a comic strip about their travels. I think Living the Artist's Dream is going to be a fun read. Check it out. Thanks for following along with me and Katie, Shelia!
From me and Katie, have a great Friday, everyone! :)