May 02, 2018

Orchard Oriole.

Orchard oriole showed up in the yard today. He was on the grape jelly feeder.

Also had a Kentucky warbler and northern waterthrush in the park. Pretty good day.

Icterus spurius
Orchard Orioles are relatively easygoing toward each other or other bird species, nesting in close quarters with Baltimore Orioles, Bullock’s Orioles, Eastern Kingbirds, Western Kingbirds, American Robins, and Chipping Sparrows. The aggressive kingbirds may be useful neighbours because they ward off predators and cowbirds (which lay their eggs in the nests of other birds).
source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Orchard_Oriole

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