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Baltimore Oriole

Posted on Oct 14, 2017

They may be gone from our yards for the winter but I thought that as we near Halloween it was very appropriate to post this male Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula). I enjoyed watching it feeding in an oak tree this past spring on a cool, cloudy and windy day. Do you ever have any luck getting them to come down to eye level at your feeders? I certainly do not, and this bird hopping down to the lower branches of the tree for a minute was a real treat.

I hear them every day all summer long but rarely get the chance to see a glow like this one up close. RTPI’s work around the world helps protect the habitats this and many other neotropical migrant species need during every stage of their lives.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator