Tuesday, April 28, 2009


We have a Baltimore Oriole nesting in our yard. They tend to be very shy birds, so Emily and I were lucky to be able to watch him(it was the male) and catch him on camera. You can't really see the bird in the video, but you can hear his "flute-like" song. Every Baltimore Oriole(also called the Northern oriole) has a slightly different song, but the intonation of all the Orioles' songs has a very distinct quality. Baltimore Orioles are famous for their hanging nests that look like straw bags!

Here are a few other bird sightings in our yard today:

Hummingbirds, a Bluejay, Goldfinches, a pair of Housefinches(building a nest), a Carolina wren, Song Sparrows, Barn Swallows, and a Phoebe