May 25, 2017

Orchard Oriole

A hop, skip, and jump.

An adult orchard oriole was moving along a perch I attached to the top of the feeder pole.
It looked like he was skipping along.
Icterus spurius
Orchard Orioles migrate north late in the spring and head southward early, with some returning to their wintering grounds as early as mid-July. Because of the short breeding season, researchers have trouble distinguishing between breeding orioles and migrating ones in any given location.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology 

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