Baltimore Oriole

Hanging out

These Orioles showed up looking for something to eat. They found the suet feeder and decided to hang out. Consequently, in the mid-1980's, ornithologists concluded that the Baltimore oriole, a bird commonly found east of the Rockies, and its western counterpart, the Bullock's oriole, are actually one species, and united them under a new name: the Northern Oriole. Their signature is a beautifully woven hanging nest, suspended pouch-fashion from the very tips of branches.

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