Date: 5/20/19 7:29 pm From: Ann Donoghue <ardonoghue...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Oriole palooza...but what is this one?
That makes so much sense based on what it looked like...it was the size
that threw me off. I don't think of tanagers as being as big as an
So, I looked it up. AllAboutBirds and Audubon describe Bullock's Oriole as
7 to 8.5" and Western Tanager as 6.0 to 7.5". I've got a big husky
Western Tanager immature male hanging around with a mob of Bullock's
On Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:03:29 PM UTC-6, Larry wrote:
> Hi Ann,
> Nice pictures! You may have heard there’s also a Western Tanager palooza
> going on. One of them who hasn’t quite gotten dressed for spring yet
> decided your feeder was better. His head will become redder soon!
> Larry Modesitt
> On May 20, 2019, at 5:56 PM, Ann Donoghue <ardon......>
> I seem to have an oriole festival going on at my house. There are
> Bullock's: 2 adult males, 1 sub-adult male, 1 or 2 females....and then
> there is an unknown.
> It seems quite oriole-like.
> It is hanging around with the orioles.
> Its beak is not as long and pointy (seems stubbier).
> It doesn't have any eye stripe.
> It has some orange on its head.
> It's more yellow than the female Bullock's.
> It's a bit bossy and pushes the other male Bullock's from the
> feeders...and then is pushed away.
> Any ideas on what I'm seeing?
> The attached pictures are my lame attempt at digi-scoping...all I have is
> my iPhone, my binocs and my poor photography skills.
> Ann Donoghue
> Fort Collins (County Rd 3 between Mulberry and Vine)
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