As I was taking my morning walk with Maggie I caught just a glimpse of a bird flying into one of the old apple trees on our property. It was too far to even tell what it really was, except I knew it wasn't one of the regular visitors to my kingdom.
I aimed the camera and had a chance to take one single picture before the bird flew away! I couldn't wait to get inside to see whose picture I had taken and if it was any good.
What do you think? I'm pretty happy! It is a female Northern or Baltimore Oriole. The experts can't decide which name they want to call it. Anyway it is Icterus galbula. Lots of people easily recognize the males for the shocking orange color with black wings and head. As you can see, the females aren't as brightly colored. Orioles like open woodlands, shady lawns and river corridors.
They are often seen at hummingbird feeders, and if you put out cut orange halves in the spring you are very likely to have some really good views!
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