[Tweeters] Possible Hooded Oriole

Nadine Drisseq bearsmartwa at gmail.com
Wed May 31 12:24:59 PDT 2017

Hi Tweets,
I am pretty sure I have an immature male Hooded Oriole drinking from my
hummingbird feeder. (This is day 2 and I just saw him again.) There is
debate between some of us on Western WA Birders on whether he is a Hooded,
Orchard or Bullock's Oriole with the consensus going to Hooded.
Avid Tweeters are welcome to come visit my back yard. The feeder is
viewable from the short driveway and garden gate as well as the rear
windows of the house. Email or text me if you are interested in coming
today. (I cannot plan for tomorrow until it arrives.) I do live a ways out
of Seattle - at Lake Kathleen. Apart from the Oriole there is decent
birding to be had here - we have the lake, the woods, and small meadow
areas with hedgerow. The other week I saw a Pacific Slope Flycatcher. It is
a pleasant 1 mile walk around the lake.

I took photos of the bird using a 24-105 lens (because my 600mm is in for
repair) and this is what I have to show you:


I have been told that there have only been 8 instances of Hooded Orioles in
Western WA.
The bird could do with a confirm on the ID and Tweets are welcome to come
visit as I am at home right now.

Best Birding,
Nadine - cell - 206 779 2805
Ps. 6pm - pre-bedtime seems to be a preferred time to have supper for the
Oriole as per yesterday's performance. He can be on the feeder for a good
10 minutes and he's as skittish as a Towhee so not too scaredy-bird.

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