Look who just flew in from the south…

Posted on Sunday 11 May 2008

Pat Folsom got this great shot of a Baltimore Oriole, (back to its original name after being known for a short while as the Northern Oriole,) this morning just after sunrise at one of the feeders at her Waitsfield home. The Baltimore Oriole winters in Southern Mexico, Northern South America and the Greater Antilles. Like many of our migratory songbirds, this bird generally arrives in Vermont during the first week in May, so this one was just about right on time. Be on the look out for the brilliant orange plumage of the male. It is unmistakable…no wonder they like oranges so much.

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