17 May 2020 - This afternoon while watching
activity at the bird feeder, we had a striking female Orchard
Oriole appear. She inspected the (sunflower-seed) feeder, found
no fruit, and flew away.
We saw the bird through a window. It first
appeared facing toward us, showing a bright yellow chest and
belly (and under tail); when it turned its head, we could see
the oriole-shaped bill and head. We did not see any dark
markings on its throat or face. When it turned sideways and then
flew off, we could see its back was greenish and there were two
narrow white wing-bars.
We ruled out Bullock's by the lack of eye-line
and the yellow belly. We had recently seen a female Hooded
Oriole and this bird differed in being more brightly colored
overall, and more greenish on the back (the Hooded was drabber
and grayish), and the two narrow wing-bars; it also seemed
Unfortunately it did not stay around for photos, or even close inspection with optics. Should have had oranges out!