[CT Birds] Possible Orchard Oriole?

lpflynn at optonline.net lpflynn at optonline.net
Fri Jan 9 21:17:11 EST 2015


Hi Folk's 
I'm just guessing a bit, but could it be a Baltimore Oriole?
I did host a pair from January 2011 to April of that year, it was well documented on my blog from back then.
I found some footage of them feeding in the ice and snow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQrpQpVbYM0

Larry Flynn
Norwalk CT

----- Original Message -----
From: Glenn Williams via CTBirds 
Date: Friday, January 9, 2015 6:00 pm
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Possible Orchard Oriole?
To: David Rathbun , CT Birds 

> Orchard oriole would be extremely unlikely this time of year. 
>  Did you consider Western Tanager?
> Glenn WilliamsMystic
> From: David Rathbun via CTBirds 
> To: CT Birds 
> Sent: Friday, January 9, 2015 3:46 PM
> Subject: [CT Birds] Possible Orchard Oriole?
> 
> 
> 1/9/15 Backyard Feeder, Northford, 12:15  I had what I believe 
> was a female Orchard Oriole at my suet feeder this afternoon. 
> The bird was viewed twice over the course of a half hour but 
> unfortunately I was unable to get photos of it. Coloration, size 
> and two prominent wing bars were spot on with my Sibley and 
> Crossley guide descriptions of the Orchard Oriole. I wouldn't 
> expect to see this bird at this time of year but I'll leave it 
> to those more knowledgeable than I to confirm if this was a 
> possibility. Thanks.
> 
> Dave Rathbun
> Northford
> 
> 
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