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Baltimore Oriole at North Lake (and TEWA)
Spotted this oriole, yesterday (Friday) at 2:50pm while looking for the Tennessee Warbler, in the willows here: 37.768771, -122.501314
The bird was deeply buried in the willows but managed a single shot. Over the course of 3.3 hours we each saw it twice, and poorly at that, but better looks eluded us. Though all four times it was seen above, or near, the bathing area that is below one of the main trunks that nearly lies horizontal and grows away from where you would stand. A number of birds perch there to dry off. It might only come there to bathe.
The photo shows a second year (2022) female oriole, it was difficult to see the head of the bird and in the photo something is off, I think it has its feathers raised, but the breast is a rich yellow, shaded towards orange, and the head appears to have a brown wash. On a softer note the pattern on the greater coverts matches female BAOR (thin white leading edge that widens at the distal end).
Sorry for the delayed report, time constraints and being cautious. Tried for photos today with no luck. This is more than likely the oriole reported by the clan Taraborelli on the 18th. Similar in appearance, same location.
The Tennessee Warbler that was so confiding back on Wed was nowhere to be seen over the course of that afternoon, but did put in a few appearances today while I was hoping to get better oriole shots.
Baltimore Oriole showed twice briefly minutes ago at Rudy’s location below-- thanks Rudy and Dario.toggle quoted message Show quoted text
On Mar 25, 2023, at 8:10 PM, Rudyard Wallen <arelist12@...> wrote:
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