Tag: oriole

A Feather Out of Place

Female Hooded Oriole

I don’t know why, but all I can see when I look at this photo is that one little feather on the back of the head puffed out. Reminds me when you see an image of the back of your head and your hair doesn’t look like you thought that it would.

Beauty Shot

Female Hooded Oriole

For some reason, this shot managed to have a wonderful halo effect in the background. Looks like I instagramed it, but it happened all on it’s own.

I’ve gotten about 6 juvenile Hooded Orioles downing three feeders every other day at this point. Teenagers, am I right?!?

I See You!

Male Breeding Hooded Oriole

My new hummingbird feeder has been a huge success! I’m getting a consistent seven different orioles a day. The hummers have basically abandoned my WBU feeder and exclusively fight over this one.

The orioles still freak out when they see me through the window. I managed to snap a pic of this one before he flew away.


Non-breeding Male Hooded Oriole

In addition to the Costa’s Hummingbird, I’m now getting Hooded Orioles at my new feeder. At this point, I’m getting about six different orioles at my feeder. So many that the feeder is running out after a few days!

I’m really excited that the feeder is working out so well. I’ve tried multiple different things to get orioles and this is the only one that’s really worked. Here is the feeder in case you’re interested:  First Nature 3051 Hummingbird Feeder, 16-Ounce

Buena Vista Lagoon Bird Count

This was my second bird count at the Buena Vista Lagoon. There was a great turn out of people compared to last time. Unfortunately, it was really gray and gloomy so there weren’t many birds. We ended up with 49 species compared to last month’s 50, which is great but there just weren’t as many of each species out and about.

Despite the fewer bird numbers, we still had a great time. We met lots of cool new people and I finally learned how to tell the different between a Western Gull and a California Gull so I can’t wait to go to beach. Hope you enjoy the pics and here is a quick video I took of the Snowy Egret.