April 02, 2013

Play Ball

Play Ball by ricmcarthur
Play Ball, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
He knocked the cover right off the ball.
Actually it is the nest of a Baltimore oriole made from an old seed bag we put out for nesting material.
The orioles weave a sock like nest about 3-4 inches deep with a small opening on the top.
The female will lay 3-7 eggs with an incubation period of 11-14 days.

Baltimore oriole - icterus galbula

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