What a beautiful bird the Orchard Oriole is! I had not seen one in the wild before this spring. The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center, in Cambridge, MD, was chock full of them!!
Above is a female orchard oriole. As you can see, the male is a chestnut and black, while the female is a gold/olive color. What a pretty pair they make!
The orchard oriole is a little smaller than the Baltimore oriole. They migrate in flocks in spring and late summer.
Is there a bird on your bucket list? This was one of mine and was such a blessing to get such good looks at them & even some pictures.
Next time, another bucket list bird! Stay tuned…