Immature male or female Northern Oriole (Icterus galbula)
Young males look like females until the fall of their second year, so this could be an immature male. Even more confusing when deciding gender (at least for me), females become darker after every moult so that older females are nearly as bright orange as the males.
Nest hidden among poplar leaves
Each female builds a new nests every year, anchoring her woven "basket" in a tree fork.
Dangling nest in an apple tree
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE
Photos of birds always delight me. Such a spritely looking bird.
We see them here occasionally, and it's always such a delight!
I saw one of these at the bird feeder the other day, very pretty.
Hello, pretty shot of the Oriole and the nest! Have a happy day!
I have always wanted to see an oriole nest up close...beautiful creation....the orioles are done here and gathering to move on already...I know this when they are absent from the feeders.
I created a yet unpublished post with an oriole nest. I placed the long nest on a fence post and it looked like a bird!
Those are great, what a pretty bird. I love the nest.
It is so beautiful...and love the nests! I have seen one oriole nest in my lifetime that I can remember!
What a beautiful bird- no matter the gender. I've never seen an oriole or its nest. thanks for sharing
Amazing how they build their nest.
A lovely bird and I like that nest.
Love your bird shots -- well, let's face it, I love all of your shots of any and everything!! They're all beautiful!! These guys little nests are delightful and so are they! Thanks for another beautiful start for my day!!
Gorgeous and refreshing!
Quite a pretty bird, EG!
What an absolute beauty!
I could hear one this morning in the trees but couldn't spot it! So thanks for showing this beauty today, EG!
And yes it is hot today!
a beautiful bird and shot and thanks for the information
Such a pretty-colored bird and love the nest shots!
I thought they got that far north. So Northern is Baltimore? I love Orioles. They can be rather tricky for the camera at times. Their nests are always so interesting.
Super!!! A 'new' one for me...I know of the Orchard, the Hooded, the Altamira [spelling?], and the Baltimore, but this is the first I've read/seen a Northern Oriole!!! It's very pretty.
The orioles do have a wonderful ballpark at Camden Yards.
Very pretty, and I really like that nest!
Great photos as always, love the image of the nest!
Those nests are a piece of skilled work.
That's quite the nest! Beautiful bird.
so is there such a thing as a southern oriole? Just asking. :-)
The Oriole is a stunning bird.
such a lovely bird -- and really cool to see the nest!
Such a beautiful capture
What a beautiful bird.
Such a pretty bird, interesting nest.
Beautiful photo, Tina!
Have a Beautiful Day!!
Love the brilliant photos. "They" say we have orioles here but I've never seen one. They probably migrate through and I'm just busy on those days. They are such brilliant and lovely birds.
Great shots! It's always fun to spy a nest, too. This is a nice peek at one.
I know what you mean about deciphering color on or gender on some birds. I will always be a little confused. I don't think we have The Northern Oriole her, just the Bullocks Oriole.
Nice shots and I love the nest. Nice capture.
What a sweet bird!
What a beautiful bird! xx
A real bright eyed beauty!
What a beauty!
Cracking looking bird - and the bonfire post is good as well.
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
What beauties you have delivered to our eyes today~
I will still need to have you beside me to do the identifications.
Wonderful photos! I loved seeing the nest.
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