[CT Birds] odd Baltimore Oriole

Kathy Van Der Aue kvda at optonline.net
Tue Jul 27 18:07:31 EDT 2010

We have had mature adult males at the banding station with definite reddish 
breast coloring.  I think it indicates age but, I'm sure others are better 
informed than I.
Kathy Van Der Aue, Southport, CT
kvda at optonline.net

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Desjardins" <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:57 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] odd Baltimore Oriole

> Paul Desjardins
> Phone: (860) 623-3696
> paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com
> While hiking the Windsor Locks Canal State Park (Suffield section)  this 
> afternoon i encountered a female Baltimore
> Oriole with a reddish tinge to the breast. I wish i could have studied  it 
> longer but the rest of the plumage appeared
> normal. in 51 years of active birding i have never come across an 
> individual like this. Has anyone else?
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