Orioles and Other Colourful Birds: May 9, 2022

You have to enjoy the rich, piping whistles of the Baltimore Oriole while you can. Most of their singing is done between about May 1 and early June. They migrate early and few are to be found in our area after early September.

We heard and saw several this morning at the upper Scarborough Bluffs.

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

Other birds:

Yellow Warbler (male)
Cape May Warbler (male)
Brown-headed Cowbird (male)
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (male)
Yellow Warbler (male)
American Robin
Double-crested Cormorants
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Yellow Warbler (male)
Common Yellowthroat (male)
Cape May Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Warbling Vireo
White-crowned Sparrow
Warbling Vireo
White-crowned Sparrow
Warbling Vireo
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
Warbling Vireo
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)
Warbling Vireo
Blackburnian Warbler

Today’s group:

NATURE POETRY


Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets.
To plant a pine, one need only own a shovel.                        –  Aldo Leopold (1887–1948)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Orioles and Other Colourful Birds: May 9, 2022

  1. Anne Cumbo

    Gosh, Miles, thank you for these wonderful photos! I especially love the second Baltimore Oriole shot and the Cormorants in flight, among many others. They do get such a bad rap, those Cormorants, but against that spectacular blue sky, they can be forgiven their tendency to overtake a place…maybe. I am really looking forward to hearing more birdsong today and to sharing your posts in-person with anyone who will indulge me. Your knowledge and generosity are much appreciated.

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  2. Sophie

    I never tire seeing your shots of birds; the colours together with the various positions are so beautiful. My favourite this time was the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Thank you for the great pics.

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