Morning Dog Walk: Spotted My First Golden Oriole Of The Year

There has been a Starling mimicking a Golden Oriole all winter but last week I heard not only a song but a call and knew there was at least one Golden Oriole back.

This morning I heard a song near the river and it was far too good to be a Starling, soon after I heard the call. Even though the males are bright yellow, they blend in with green leaves very well. However, his continued song and call gave his location away and I managed to grab a quick record shot of him. There was two and I suspect the other was a female which is much more greener and even more difficult to spot.


Quite a few pairs normally nest in Eucalyptus Trees nearby, so I hope to grab some more shots this year

Here is a shot I took last year of a male.


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