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Old Wednesday 24th March 2004, 20:56   #1
Chuck A. Walla
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Hooded Oriole

After the temps passed 90 F ( 32 C) I sort of figured spring was here but was nonetheless pleased to see my first Hooded Oriole ever.

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Old Wednesday 24th March 2004, 22:18   #2
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Now thats one attractive bird.
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Old Thursday 25th March 2004, 01:09   #3
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Now thats one attractive bird.
Right, these things will knock your socks off, especially in an area Sibley devoted a page expressly for the drab gray birds found there.

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Old Thursday 25th March 2004, 01:34   #4
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Hey, Bob, pardon a dumb question but is that a water bottle? Or a nectar feeder? Just wondering 'cause during the summer, I get Bullock's orioles hanging on the hummer feeders for dear life (as well as hairy woodpeckers, house finches and even hummers).

Very nice shot of a hooded, and congrats on a lifer!

Last dumb question: Why are these guys called "hooded," d'you suppose, when the black is under the chin? I've always wondered about that. :-)
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Hey, Bob, pardon a dumb question but is that a water bottle? Or a nectar feeder? Just wondering 'cause during the summer, I get Bullock's orioles hanging on the hummer feeders for dear life (as well as hairy woodpeckers, house finches and even hummers).

It's a big ol' hummer feeder. The Bullocks are fairly common here and I get House Finches and Goldfinches on it also. I put out another fruit feeder for the occasion.

Last dumb question: Why are these guys called "hooded," d'you suppose, when the black is under the chin? I've always wondered about that. :-)
Not a clue. There are two other Oriols that would be better candidats to my mind but I don't get to name them.

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