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Monday, June 27, 2016


Last week one day, Dale hung up a second Oriole feeder.  It had spots for orange halves and grape jelly.  At one point, we saw 4 Orioles flying nearby.  I've been taking pictures of them but they don't cooperate and they keep their back to the house.
Oriole 1
 It turns out that is a good thing.  Compare the tail feathers!  Here are snags from 11 different photos that took and I am going to guess that we have at least 11 different Orioles eating from the feeder.
Oriole 2
 These top pictures are mature males.  The are the brighter, more vibrant colors.
Oriole 3
 I think that this tiny shot might be a juvenile male but I'm not sure.  I do know that his tale was different.
Oriole 4
 We have a really short shepherds hood under the feeder.   That seemed to make a difference.  They like to land on the hook and fly up into the feeder.
Oriole 5
 Some of the pictures shaded the Orioles just a little bit too much.  But this one's head is more spotted.  That is an indication of a juvenile or female.  Because of the bright color, I am guessing that it is an juvenile male.
Oriole 6
 There are several photos here that I'm not sure how to identify.  This is either a juvenile or female.
Oriole 7
 Here is another one that is either a juvenile or female. I'm guessing a juvenile female.
Oriole 8
 I can fairly confidently say that this photo below is an adult female Oriole.  She is definitely thinner and more constant colored than the juveniles.
Oriole 9
 This is either a juvenile or female. I am leaning towards a juvenile female.
Oriole 10
 Look at the scalloped tail of this male.  The picture is so faded because of the lighting. I had to put the back light effect on in order to capture the bird with shading.
Oriole 11
The moral of this story is that I was originally upset that all I was seeing was the backs of birds.  But now I am excited because I can easily see the large variety of Orioles.

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