Date: 7/11/18 6:23 am From: Paul Dickson <Paul...> Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Orchard Oriole fall migration
John and Labird,
I had the same observation on July 9. In addition to Orchard Oriole vocalizations and activity I heard the first song and chattering out of the Baltimore Orioles that nest in the cottonwoods at my camp on the Red River since they went into "nesting silence" in June.
Red River Parish
From: Bulletin Board for Dissemination of Information on Louisiana Birds [mailto:<LABIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of John Dillon
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 8:06 AM
Subject: [LABIRD-L] Orchard Oriole fall migration
At a time of year when there’s not much activity except for waiting for shorebirds, now is the time Orchard Orioles start gathering in groups to migrate south. I’ve noticed them at my house/yard over the last 3 or 4 days in groups of around 10 or 12. It’s not uncommon to find groups of 20 or 30 or more. They tend to be in normal habitat, so if you know such areas, you might think about find migrating flocks of them this weekend or over the next few weeks. Mostly, it’s female/first year types.