The Russet And Black Orchard Orioles Are Also Back On Cape Cod!

Also arriving on the same rainy day as the Baltimore Orioles was the Orchard Oriole. At first I thought it was just a darker Baltimore Oriole but when I did a little research, it was definitely an Orchard Oriole. What a treat! Two different species of Orioles at our feeder on the same day! (Click on link for another photograph.)

Orchard Oriole “adult males are black above and rich reddish-chestnut below. They have a black head and throat, with a reddish-chestnut patch at the bend of the wing. Females are greenish yellow with two white wing bars and no black. Immature males look like females, but have black around the bill and throat.”

You can see the difference between the two Orioles by scrolling back to Sunday’s post.

It’s amazing how a pouring rain Sunday can turn into such an awesome day!

One thought on “The Russet And Black Orchard Orioles Are Also Back On Cape Cod!”

  1. Now I think I know what kind of bird I saw in North Carolina last week! In addition to the bluebirds and bald eagles!

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