Date: 6/28/19 10:55 am
From: G B <gewb10026...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Baltimore & Bullock’s Oriole pair at Metzger Farm, Adams County

Here are a few shots of Laby Bullock at her nest taken June 10. I've
watched her go in/out many times but wow is she fast! Lord Baltimore is a
little slower so I can get shots fairly easily.

Gary Bowen
Thornton CO

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On Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:02:38 AM UTC-6, Walter "Ski" Szymanski wrote:
> Very early this morning (6/28) I observed male BAOR flying to nest and at
> the exact same time, and from the nest area, saw what I think was the
> female BUOR. The BAOR flew to the nest from south to north, and the BUOR
> flew away from the nest from north to south. It happened pretty damn
> quickly and I'm not 100% confident of my id of the female. But given that
> the bird I think was the female BUOR flew from the nest area at the exact
> same moment as the male BAOR flew in, I'm thinking it was her. Did get a
> fair shot of the male, though, when he stuck his head into the nest
> (presumably to feed chicks, although no chicks are visible yet).
> [image: BAOR male - 20190628 - W Szymanski.jpg]
> On Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6:54:18 PM UTC-6, G B wrote:
>> Male Baltimore oriole first photographed June 6.
>> Female Bullock's oriole first photographed June 9. Male and female spent
>> time flying together in the morning.
>> First photo of female in nest June 10.
>> As of June 26 the male spends a lot of time going to and from the nest.
>> The female has been seen outside of the nest but not as frequently as 10
>> days ago
>> On Monday, June 17, 2019 at 9:56:47 AM UTC-6, Lauren Burke wrote:
>>> Good Morning!
>>> I haven’t seen this posted and didn’t see it on the rare bird alert list
>>> so am posting now.
>>> Not found by me, but there is a male Baltimore Oriole nesting with a
>>> female Bullock’s Oriole at Metzger Farm. I was invited out to see it this
>>> morning-and it was awesome! Both birds were visible quite a bit. It looked
>>> to me like they may already be feeding chicks. Couldn’t hear them yet, but
>>> I’m sure you’ll be able to as they grow.
>>> The Baltimore was found by Gary Bowen. I’m not sure when it was first
>>> seen.
>>> The nest is just off the trail near the Farm house, on the south side.
>>> The birds vocalize fairly regularly so should be easy to find. We tried not
>>> to get too close-Gary felt that the birds got a bit skittish if folks got
>>> too near the nest.
>>> Not rare for them to hybridize I suppose-but rare for right here!
>>> Lauren
>>> Lauren Burke
>>> It's a bird thing, it just is!
>>> Sent from my iPhone

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