August’s Colorful Hues

Typically the colors begin to fade in the sun-drenched month of August. While this is true for most it is not necessarily true for all. Two birds, the Sandhill Crane and Baltimore Oriole, display their colorful hues while soaked in sunlight.

The noble sandhill crane; crimson capped, grayed bodied and rust colored rump feathers, stands out in a marsh filled with the purple hues of pickerel weed flower.

A male oriole displays its bright orange plumage while perched in a blue spruce pine tree.