Baltimore Oriole and Cape May Warbler: May 2021

I headed out early to Col. Sam Smith Park hoping to find an Orchard Oriole. I have had these here in May in the past as you can see from this photo:

Orchard Oriole (male)

No Orchard Oriole but I did have several very colourful birds:

BALTIMORE ORIOLE

Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)

MYSTERY BIRD

I will identify it at the end of the post.

CAPE MAY WARBLER

Cape May Warbler (male)
Cape May Warbler (male)
Cape May Warbler (male)
Cape May Warbler (male)
Cape May Warbler (male)
Cape May Warbler (male)
Cape May Warbler (male)
Cape May Warbler (male)

NORTHERN FLICKER

Northern Flicker (male)
Northern Flicker (male)
Northern Flicker (male)
Northern Flicker (male)
Northern Flicker (male)
Northern Flicker (male)

YELLOW WARBLER

Yellow Warbler (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)

AMERICAN GOLDFINCH

American Goldfinch (male)
American Goldfinch (female)
American Goldfinch (male)

More birds:

American Robin
Northern Cardinal (female)
Mallards
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Tree Swallow
House Sparrow (male)
Tree Swallow
House Sparrow (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Hermit Thrush
Northern Cardinal (male)
Warbling Vireo
Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwings
Chipping Sparrow
Palm Warbler
Double-crested Cormorant with fish
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

MYSTERY BIRD

The black and white “bicycle helmet” identifies this as a White-crowned Sparrow.

White-crowned Sparrow

NATURE POETRY

What does he plant who plants a tree?
He plants cool shade and tender rain,
And seed and bud of days to be,
And years that fade and flush again.           – Henry Cuyler Bunner (1855–96)

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Baltimore Oriole and Cape May Warbler: May 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    Such beautiful birds! Such gorgeous pictures!
    Was that House Sparrow once again stealing a Tree Swallow box?
    What a feast! (and I’m not even talking about the poor fish, which was a feast for the Cormorant, of course!)
    Thank you so much, Miles!

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