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Orioles in a nest in the back of a banana leaf in my backyard

Orioles in a nest in the back of a banana leaf in my backyard (Banana and Orioles)

The baby orioles are getting bigger...there's only two of the four left. In a couple of days they will all leave the nest. Photo taken May 20, 2012.

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Ohhh, how sweet. Look at the eyes..
Their parents made a beautiful nest for them. Amazing.
Fantastic shot, Delonix!

22 May, 2012


Thanks! The orioles make nests under the banana leaves every year. It's amazing the nest don't blow down in the wind.

22 May, 2012


It's kind of weird, because I think it's extremely difficult to set up nests on slippery banana trees. There must be loads of other places they can chose where it's much easier to make nests. Maybe they love the challenge? I bet there are reasonable reasons for that but I don't know what.

22 May, 2012


These birds left the nest today...just wanted to let you know.

I've cut many banana leaves with old nests on them. It's amazing how well they stick to the back of the banana's leaf. It's almost like they use super glue to attach their nest to the back of the leaf. Nature is sure incredible!

23 May, 2012


Great shot! No nests in my yard this year.

23 May, 2012


Thanks neighbor! I'm guessing they make nests in your banana leaves too?

23 May, 2012


Ohhh the birds left the nest.. I hope you won't suffer from empty nest syndrome!!!

Super glue! lol

You are absolutely right. Nature is something!

23 May, 2012


Yes, the baby orioles left the nest...however, they're still hanging around my back yard with the parents.

I'm not kidding when I say super glued. I tried to pull the nest off the banana leaf (after the birds left the nest, of course, in the past) and it's almost impossible.

23 May, 2012


Isn't it just amazing!?
They mix straw or something with their saliva to make the "glue" thing, I suppose.

23 May, 2012


Yes, they have super glue saliva. lol! :>)

24 May, 2012



24 May, 2012


Great photo D. Facinating how they build their nests, they work so hard.

26 May, 2012



Thanks! Yes, they sure do work hard on their nest.

26 May, 2012


Such a cutie!

28 May, 2012


Thanks! :>)

30 May, 2012


That is a wonderful picture Delonix1. Amazing nest.

18 Mar, 2016


Thank you! :>)

I have other pics of Oriole nests; however, not sure where they are on GoY.

19 Mar, 2016

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