Digiscoped at the Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi River NWR near Savanna, Illinois Learn more about Orchard Orioles from Cornell’s All About Birds
Orchard Orioles [Icterus spurius] are a burnt orange color and are often under-appreciated when compared to their more flamboyant cousins, the Baltimore Oriole. But these important pollinators are a great joy to have visit your yard, and can be attracted to nectar feeders like other orioles. Only loosely territorial, the Orchard Oriole is often described
For Skywatch Friday we are featuring one of the two flavors of oriole that visit Illinois, the Orchard Oriole. [Other being the Baltimore] This is a first year male.
Our 3,000th photograph on the photo-sharing website, Flickr is no other than a first summer male Orchard Oriole