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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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A Mystery

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Not long ago Leonard and I noticed swags of fishing line draped over tree branches in our yard (Modoc County CA). Each strand lead back to an old bunkhouse where unused spools of fishing line usually sit on shelves. But … Continue reading

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