For years the same pair have awakened us every morning with their beautiful singing, smooth as honey and melodious, bringing happiness and sunshine to us. Until a few days ago.golden orioles1 P1030250

Janet called me to say she found them on the front lawn, as you see here. They always fly as a pair, highly acrobatic, close together and fast. I think they must have flown head-on into the conservatory glass before dawn, not seeing it. Both had broken necks and died together.

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We were very upset and I buried them together in the woods where they had their nest.

We miss them immensely and hope their one little oriole will mate and come back next year.golden orioles3 P1030257grave P1030258