A Male Orchard Oriole?

by Shirl Abrahamson
(Jacksonville,NC)

The female orchard oriole has been around for a few days and I think I spotted the male today..am I right?


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Certainly looks like him. Have you been able to spot their nest? It is not a deep, swinging pouch, like the Baltimore Oriole's, but a well-rounded cup, more like a vireo's, formed of grasses of nearly even length and width, cut green and woven with skill and precision. Look for it near the end of a limb, ten to twenty feet up. It is by no means easily seen when green, grassy cup matches the color of the leaves.

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May 06, 2012
Male orchard oriole
by: Shirl Abrahamson

Thanks for the information. My yard is at forest edge so it may be difficult to spot a nest but I sure will try!

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