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hooded oriole

  1. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    Supposedly named for its orange hood, but seems like a misnomer. A proper "hood" should be dark. Historically, these orioles' northern limit was Southern California, but the planting of California Fan Palms (Washingtonia filifera) into Northern California allowed this Palm specialist to expand...
  2. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus sennetti)
  3. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    The first return migration from Mexico. was a lone male March 3rd, then no sightings until March 13 when several males appeared and have stayed nearby since. I haven’t seen a female yet but expect to soon.
  4. Hooded Oriole (male)

    Hooded Oriole (male)

    Hooded Oriole (Icterus cucullatus sennetti)
  5. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    This is the first time I have seen this species west of Arizona.
  6. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    This is the original video from which the still photo was frame grabbed. With sound you can hear their typical incessant "wheeep" call-note.
  7. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    This adult male put in an appearance atop a tall tree in our back yard. Historically, these orioles' northern limit was Southern California, but the planting of California Fan Palms ("Washingtonia filifera") into Northern California allowed this Palm specialist to expand its range. The first...
  8. If looks could kill...

    If looks could kill...

    This male Hooded Oriole does not look happy about the camera. Many of these orioles are staying near the nectar and jelly feeders. I may see six or eight males and a few females at a time. And they sure can fuss with one another. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Hooded_Oriole/overview
  9. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    Return migration from Mexico. March 17th — The first sighting of this male Hooded Oriole in 2022 was two days ago. I didn’t get a decent picture then, but today he came to the grape jelly and paused long enough for this shot. This hooded and the bullock’s oriole visited my feeder only about four...
  10. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    This adult male appeared briefly at our hummingbird feeder outside our window. Historically, these orioles' northern limit was Southern California, but the planting of California Fan Palms (Washingtonia filifera) into Northern California allowed this Palm specialist to expand its range. The...
  11. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    I believe this very pale individual is an immature female. She visited our hummingbird feeder for a couple of days, but seems to have moved on. Historically, these orioles' northern limit was Southern California, but the planting of California Fan Palms into Northern California allowed this Palm...
  12. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    All over resort
  13. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    Still feeding at least one of these youngsters although it's time for her to move on. My thoughts and prayers to all our forum friends during this terrible storm that's hitting them. Stay safe.
  14. Hooded Oriole (juv)

    Hooded Oriole (juv)

    The wild verbascum plants are everywhere in our area right now. The finches, siskins and orioles love the tiny seeds and the bugs these plants attract. As you can see, this hooded youngster has the perfect bill for the task.
  15. Learning to balance #1

    Learning to balance #1

    This youngster had a hard time trying to learn how to balance on the thin perch. Needless to say, they really put on a show for us as they are learning.
  16. Learning to balance #2

    Learning to balance #2

    This youngster had a hard time trying to learn how to balance on the thin perch. Needless to say, they really put on a show for us as they are learning.
  17. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    Third in the series...
  18. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    This is a composite image. The purpose is to provide a view of both genders in the same frame.
  19. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    Went to an area called "Jesse James Camp" ( actually a residential area), as it was reported that Hooded Orioles were nesting in a stand of palm trees. Sure enough, they were there. In fact, there were several males and females in the same tree. This raised questions with my brother...
  20. Hooded oriole

    Hooded oriole

    Hooded oriole thinking, "If I slink down low, maybe she won't see me." Couldn't get any clean shots of the hooded orioles last year when they weren't on the feeders, but I've finally learned to anticipate their movements. And they've also been less "flighty" with my presence.
  21. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    FOS, a week overdue but he finally arrived. I'm still waiting for the first Bullock's to arrive-also late.
  22. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    Just four left now and they'll probably be leaving soon. Sure will miss these beauties.
  23. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    We're hearing youngsters in the nests around our house. Hopefully they'll come to the feeders soon.
  24. Hooded Oriole male

    Hooded Oriole male

    Arrived a day early, but just as beautiful as ever. So far there are two males and just one female but I expect more to arrive soon.
  25. Hooded Oriole

    Hooded Oriole

    Arrived 2 days earlier than last year. I can always count on the orioles to arrive about the same time. The females should start arriving next week.
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