Date: 4/30/18 11:25 am From: Keith de Noble <kdenoble...> Subject: Re: overrun with orioles
At our little piece of heaven on Wye Mountain 3 different species have shown up in the past couple weeks that have not been sighted around our feeders in the past: Indigo Buntings, Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, and Baltimore Orioles.
The Summer Tanagers have returned which makes at least 7 years where at least one mating pair took up residence.
On Mon, Apr 30, 2018 at 1:20 PM, Carol Joan Patterson < <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> This must be a very good year for orioles - and Rose-breasted grosbeaks. > We've had several grosbeaks at our feeder over a number of days, and > probably two different male Baltimore Orioles on different days. Today at > Woolsey, rather unexpectedly, Donald Ouellette and I saw a female > Rose-breasted Grosbeak (I believe the first I've ever seen there) and had > several sightings of at least 2 Baltimore Orioles. Donald is certain there > were many more, as they all were coming from one direction and leaving in > the opposite. There may have been a female Orchard Oriole, but id > uncertain. I love it when these lovely birds are here in numbers in spring. > > Joanie > > >