Female Orchard Oriole at Avalon

Friday, September 8, 2017,

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This is a female Orchard Oriole at Avalon Park and Preserve. I took this pic during a bird walk with the Four Harbors Audubon Society. This bird was spotted and identified by Luci Betti-Nash, who leads the monthly walks at both Avalon and Frank Melville Memorial Park. These walks, which¬†take place on the second Saturday of each month are very informative on a wide range of subjects from botany to zoology. It’s not just about birds with this bunch. Our regular walkers include ornithological geniuses, Master Gardeners, and even an expert on insects. I, of course, provide the comic relief. Look, someone has to do it, and it’s the only reason they let me tag along. We have two walks tomorrow, Saturday, September 9, 2017. Maybe you’d like to join us. Click here for more information about the meeting times and locations. JK

Orchard Oriole

Sunday, May 16, 2010

An Orchard Oriole at Avalon Preserve.

This is my first Orchard Oriole. I saw it at Avalon Preserve in one of the fields west of the barn. I knew it was something new (to me) when I saw it, but it wasn’t until I got home and perused my Sibley’s that I could identify it. Then I sent the pics to my friends at Four Harbors Audubon and they confirmed my guess. Those birding folks are very helpful. JK

Male Orchard Oriole.