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Western kingbirds (Tyrannus verticalis) usually return to our ranch about the 24th, 25th or 26th of April. Once Leonard and I hear and see the kingbirds, we know to begin watching for Bullock’s orioles (Icterus bullockii) and their May 1st … Continue reading

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Early Arrival

Bullock’s orioles (Icterus bullockii) summer and breed in the hybrid poplars surrounding our house. These flame orange males with black backs and white bars provide bright flashes of color as they fly about the yard. Females are colorful in a … Continue reading

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Rufous Hummingbird Migration

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From the time they arrive in May until they leave in early August, Bullock’s orioles (Icterus bullockii) use the hummingbird feeder outside my kitchen window with nary a hummingbird to be seen. Their bright orange and yellow plumage add color … Continue reading

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The Architect

Who builds the pouch-like nests, mentioned in my last post, that sway high in our cottonwood treesĀ  – seeĀ  “Oriole Nest” on 12-21-15? This female Bullock’s oriole is one of the architects of those nests. She and her sisters weave … Continue reading

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Oriole Nest

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Bullock’s orioles (Icterus bullockii) nest each year in the cottonwoods surrounding our house (Lookout CA). Oriole nests are delicate pouches that hang from their upper rim and sway high in the trees. An oriole nest is anchored to a forked … Continue reading

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