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Wicker-work loving cup

Suspended near the end of a branch as if in a hot air balloon basket, at least two Baltimore oriole chicks (perhaps more) were just beginning their world tour from their cup-shaped nest. Both parents were dedicated to their well-being, … Continue reading

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Featherweight fighters

A Red-tailed hawk hadn’t been perching for too long before it was attacked by various other birds, including Red-winged blackbirds and Baltimore orioles. During nesting season the smaller birds were taking no chances, and the hawk reluctantly left to go … Continue reading

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Tangerine tuxedo

They’ve surely been here every spring, but this is the first year we’ve noticed Baltimore orioles (Icterus galbula) in the area. This male’s bright orange features stood out even more against the complementary blue sky background last month.

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