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Mystery Oriole


A birder sent me a couple of pictures of an oriole he thinks is Hooded. It does appear to have a larger bill than Orchard and he said the overall size was clearly larger than any Orchard he’d seen before. The bird was seen at Lake Kirby in the weeds next to the dam. It was alone but feeding near a house finch and it was larger than the finch. Please take a closer look at larger pictures here.

Any thoughts? Please feel free to leave your comments. Thanks!

2 Responses to “Mystery Oriole”

  1. heidi Says:

    That’s brilliant – good for Hooded, a bit of a stretch for Spot-breasted 😉 Any other feedback yet?

  2. nicejoest Says:

    I’d say Hooded is a good guess.