[CT Birds] winter orioles - caution
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.
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
> Best for the New year to all,
> Julian Hough,
> CT, USA
> jrhough1 at snet.net
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