Female Hooded Oriole on a Dragon Tree Seed Stalk

It’s been three years since I was last able to photograph a hooded oriole in my yard. This time, my camera was close at hand to capture an image of this beautiful female. I’ve been hearing its somewhat harsh kek-kek-kek call in my neighbor’s citrus trees for several weeks, initially thinking it might be a squirrel making that sound. With no squirrel in sight, I concluded that it had to be a bird but I needed a sighting to confirm my suspicions.IMG_3246

It was again in my neighbor’s citrus trees but I had my camera ready in case in flew into my back yard. Amazingly, it did find its way here, briefly perching atop one of the seed stalks of one of my dragon trees – she’s in the center of the photo. She looks right at home to me!

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Hooded Oriole

Bird on a wire! The only other times that I have spotted a hooded oriole was in Arizona. I had to do a double take this morning when I looked out my window into my backyard and saw a male hooded oriole perched on a telephone wire above my backyard. Hooded orioles are typically a summer visitor in my area, but I guess it had to make its presence known in the spring. Some things just can’t wait! Sometimes the best birding locations are literally just in your own backyard!

Its luscious yellow color is striking, it’s true, but click on the image for a more detailed view: check out its prominent white wing bars and long bill. It was a wonderful surprise to start my day!

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