Date: 11/14/17 8:32 am From: Andrew Core <andrewcore...> Subject: [AZNMbirds] se AZ: Tucson - probable Orchard Oriole on Wentworth
Paul Suchanek sent photos (not included here) of a probable Orchard Oriole - see below. I’m just looking at them on my phone, hence the “probable”.
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> From: Paul Suchanek <suchanek_paul...>
> Date: November 14, 2017 at 9:21:51 AM MST
> To: "<rarebirdalert...>"
> Subject: Probable Orchard Oriole on Wentworth
> This morning, I photographed this oriole in Tanque Verde Wash near Wentworth Road. My first impression was small oriole, yellow underparts, short tail thus immature male Orchard Oriole although I don't think I've seen one with this much black in the face. You can look at photos and decide but I don't think it's a Scott's.
> The bird was seen on the south channel of Tanque Verde wash just before a large patch of arundo cane just before the large cottonwoods start along the middle of the wash. It flew down to the north channel from the top of a small willow and I never saw it again although I looked around for a while.
> Paul Suchanek