Beautiful Orchard Oriole

Orchard Oriole, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD

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!!

Female Orchard Oriole, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge, MD

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!

Orchard Oriole, Lake Hallowell, Olney, MD

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…

3 thoughts on “Beautiful Orchard Oriole

  1. How beautiful! What Gorgeous pictures of such a sweet bird. The Orchard Oriole is so lovely and you have captured it so well!

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