Date: 7/1/19 1:43 pm
From: Walter \Ski\ Szymanski <walt.szymanski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Baltimore & Bullock’s Oriole pair at Metzger Farm, Adams County
Positive ID this morning (7/1) on female BUOR tending to her nest with the
male BAOR. In my fuzzy shot of the female BUOR below, she has some insect
in her beak, which I observed her bringing into the nest. I was also able
to photograph the male BAOR with an insect in its beak, which he, too, then
brought into the nest.

Walter "Ski" Szymanski

[image: Bullock's Oriole female - 20190701 - W Szymanski.jpg]

[image: Baltimore Oriole male - 20190701 - W Szymanski.jpg]

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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