Bullock's Oriole: more close ups
I mentioned in the previous post that this bird was part of the landbird migration along the river corridor. So how do I know it's a migrant and not a bird that was here this summer? There were few Bullock's Orioles in this area this summer and those in the closest nests (1/4 mile away) had already moved on weeks ago.
In all the pics this bird has it's bill open--it was pretty hot and this is how birds cool off. SeEtta