Male Orchard Oriole

It’s the best time of the year for some early morning or late afternoon bird photography in the “yard studio”. As every spring we see a good number of Baltimore Orioles migrating through and a few will stay here for breeding. Not so common is the Orchard Oriole, but we have seen them occasionally during the last few years. The dark color of the males make them easily distinguishable from the orange Baltimore Orioles. The immature males don’t have the chestnut body in their first summer but the black throat makes it easy to identify them.

Immature male Orchard Oriole