We don't have many colorful birds here. They tend to be LBBs (little brown birds) or crows, or seagulls. When the rare oriole shows up in a flash of sunflower yellow, it is always a thrill.
I had a discussion with my folks the other day about orioles. They see "their" orioles just a few times a year. I had seen "mine" twice this spring. My dad told me what their nests look like - little baskets strung between branches.
I had been hearing high-pitched squeaking outside, like a dog chewing on a play toy, but I couldn't see where the sound was coming from.
Yesterday I saw this out in the fold of a banana leaf:
I got the chair out and stood up to find two fierce little baby orioles glaring up at me!