Baltimore Oriole © Lee Millet

Take 5: Birds of the Rainbow

Spring is in the air and all of Massachusetts is eagerly awaiting the return of bright, beautiful color to the drab, grey-brown landscape of winter. In that spirit, here are five colorful birds to look for as the weather warms to make your day a little more colorful.

Scarlet Tanager © Jeff Carpenter
Scarlet Tanager © Jeff Carpenter
Baltimore Oriole © Lee Millet
Baltimore Oriole © Lee Millet
Yellow Warbler © Bernard Creswick
Yellow Warbler © Bernard Creswick
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female) © David Pallin
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (female) © David Pallin
Indigo Bunting © Yunzhong He
Indigo Bunting © Yunzhong He

1 thought on “Take 5: Birds of the Rainbow

  1. Elizabeth Wyman

    These are beautiful photos! What type of camera are you using? How much are these running? In Chicago (where we lived until last September), I used to lure in the hummers with red salvia plants, and put out the liquid sugar (the recipe is from the Cornell U or Audubon site) in the great bird feeders. How common are the hummingbirds in Jamaica Plain neighborhood in Boston? Just wondering.
    When do the Ruby-throated hummingbirds tend to come into Boston? Thank you! I want to be ready.

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