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Today I had 2 adult male orioles on the Hummingbird Feeders and a female and one juvenile interested in the Red Raspberries.  These pictures are of the female and juvenile bird waiting to swoop down onto the raspberries. I always forget how beautiful and graceful they are; taken with a Canon 70D and a EF400L f/5.6 at 5.6;

 

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I am still laid up and cannot get around due to my accident, so I have to find things to photograph around the house. The honeybees found one of my hummingbird feeders yesterday. They are coming in fairly large numbers all day long. The hummingbirds have control of 4 feeders (the newer better ones) but the honeybees have taken control of the older, cheaper, leaky feeder. The are so hungry for sugar, about 12-15 landed on my arms while I was filling the feeder this morning. They a very very gentle. There will be lots more as the day goes on. I feel sorry for honeybees given their status and the hummingbirds don’t seem to mind them either. There a quite a few juvenile hummingbirds now. A fawn just bedded down in the grass behind the house:

 

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