[CT Birds] winter orioles - caution

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Wed Dec 30 23:24:43 EST 2009

Just to be sure, people should get photographs of their orioles,  
Baltimore or not.

If you can't do it yourself, there are a lot of excellent people on  
this list I am sure would be glad to make a visit.

Dennis Varza

On Dec 30, 2009, at 11:15 PM, Julian Hough wrote:

> We seem to have seen a few more reports than usual this winter of  
> lingering orioles. While most are likely to be Baltimore Orioles,  
> the unearthing of at least one male at Hammo, seen by several  
> observers, was actually a  Bullock's x Baltimore on closer  
> inspection (Szantyr  & Bonomo), reinforces the need for us to take  
> a closer look at any oriole at this time of year.
> Separating Bullock's and Baltimore in non-adult male plumages can  
> be tough, so if you do see one, it would be wise to consider  
> Bullock's, or obtain photos if possible, of any individual that  
> appears somewhat "off a little".
> The appearance in past winter's of Scott's Oriole's in Central Park  
> also remind us that even these "southern" species should be on our  
> radar..
> Best for the New year to all,
> Julian Hough,
> jrhough1 at snet.net
> www.naturescapeimages.net
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