Tuesday, October 13, 2009

BIRDS Baltimore Oriole

The birds make a nest called a hang nest. It looks like a ladies purse made from sticks and leaves. It hangs in the tree, nearly out of sight from us in a tree near Dan's.

Shown is a Baltimore Oriole sitting on Paul's feeder at the lake.

Adults have a pointed bill and white bars on the wings. The adult male is orange on the underparts, shoulder patch and rump. All of the rest of the male is black.

The adult female is yellow-brown on the upper parts with darker wings, and dull orange on the breast and belly.

The male sings a loud flutey whistle that often gives away the bird's location before any sighting can be made.

Along with the orioles, we see finches and humming birds at his feeder. Paul is there from early May well into October, which makes him the perfect care taker for the feeders.

Aren't they beautiful?


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