We obviously do not have Baltimore Orioles in Hawaii, but I love the Orioles' color and social personality. I read that Orioles are picky eaters. They will not pick green or dull colored fruit, only the ripest red or deepest purple fruit will suffice. Even if the fruit is green when ripe (green grapes), it's a no go for the Oriole. Also, they like "gaping" the large fruit like cherries, which basically means the Oriole stabs his daggerish closed beak into a meaty cherry and then opens his beak to splay out a healthy helping for one.
This Oriole is preparing his approach to lunch. Life is good when food is aplenty!
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.