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Old Thursday 14th May 2009, 23:25   #1
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orioles and Bird of Prey Oklahoma USA

I'm curious of the first two photos is of a juvenile Baltimore or another type..Orchard? The female Baltimore has no black under beak..so curious of this one. I have several different ones like this at my feeder..all eating oranges or from the Hummingbird feeders. My husband bought me an Oriole feeder today that I was very excited getting. Too Cool!

The third photo..this bird I see maybe once or twice a day high up in the air flying over. I noticed the white bars under wings..I haven't seen anything like this before. It hasn't flown low to get a better a photo ..unlike the Coopers Hawk that will fly thru my backyard non shallant like....grrrrr.

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Old Thursday 14th May 2009, 23:42   #2
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Could your bird of prey possibly be a Common Nighthawk?
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Old Thursday 14th May 2009, 23:46   #3
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Common Nighthawk for the 2nd one. Not good with orioles.
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Old Thursday 14th May 2009, 23:47   #4
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the first two pictures are of a first summer male Orchard Oriole and the third picture is a Common Nighthawk.

Nighthawks are not raptors, but Caprimuligidae and are insectivores.
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Can an Orchard Oriole be so orange? I would expect its bill to be thinner and more downcurved, too.
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I agree with Common nighthawk. Those large white spots on the wings, the mechanical bzzzzzzrp call, and the choppy haphazard flight are things you should look for. Last summer was a really memorable and fun summer for me and every time I see a picture of these guys it reminds of that summer because we spent almost every night fishing at the river, just having fun with a bunch of friends and the nighthawk would fly around and call letting us know it was time to fish
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I vote for a Baltimore Oriole and Common Nighthawk.
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Old Friday 15th May 2009, 00:49   #8
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Umm, on second thought I'll go with Baltimore Oriole. The black on the head in the second picture is starting to molt in on the sides. The color is to bright for Orchard. As Microtus pointed out, the bill should be thinner and more curved for Orchard.
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Ok, what about the black dot on upper chest? anything? I have had the Orchard orioles here too so had just wondered if I was getting the female or juveniles mixed up.

Cool on the Nighthawk..a first for me. :)
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I'm really having a hard time with telling the Orchard Oriole Females from the Baltimore females or juveniles of each. Below is a photo of the orchard oriole in my yard..I posted another photo not too long ago of it also. I have added another photo here of a bird in question similar to the others above. Any ideas?
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I go with Baltimore oriole and common nighthawk. The bird is too orange for a juvie orchard and not orange enough for an adult.
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