The Architect

Female Oriole

Female Oriole

Who builds the pouch-like nests, mentioned in my last post, that sway high in our cottonwood trees  – see  “Oriole Nest” on 12-21-15? This female Bullock’s oriole is one of the architects of those nests. She and her sisters weave a variety of materials into nests that can contain as many as 10,000 stitches. Each summer we enjoy watching the brilliant males, duller females and their many offspring.

The photograph was taken at one of the watering stations Leonard provides for the birds in our yard (Modoc County CA).

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