orchard oriole at the Cosumnes River Preserve- not chasable

Glennah Trochet

Dear Birders,

I found an orchard oriole in a female-appearing plumage at midday along Wood Duck Slough in the Tall Forest.  I called the few people with keys to the gate- I don't know if anyone else sought it.

I didn't cast a shadow until after 10:00, before which time the birding was quite slow.  For the last hour that I was there the woodland migrant encounter rate was really good, the best that I've enjoyed locally this fall.  The shorebird fields today had nothing- zero birds!

John Trochet