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March 26, 2013 – Orioles arrive in force

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This afternoon I had seven orioles, three Bullock’s and (first of season) four hooded orioles at my feeders.  One female of each species.  Also first of season black-headed grosbeak.

Two Bullock's Orioles and a Black-heaed Grosbeak at my roange & jelly feeders.

Two Bullock’s Orioles and a Black-heaed Grosbeak at my orange & jelly feeders.

Male Hooded Oriole and female Bullock's Oriole

Male Hooded Oriole and female Bullock’s Oriole

Female Hooded Oriole

Female Hooded Oriole

Male Bullock's Oriole at the drip

Male Bullock’s Oriole at the drip

 

Black-headed Grosbeak at seed feeder

Black-headed Grosbeak at seed feeder

A male Nuttal’s woodpecker has been excavating a nest hole in a dead branch on my cottonwood

Male Cassin's Woodpecker excavating nest.

Male Nuttal’s Woodpecker excavating nest.

Lots of hummingbird activity.  A female Selasphorus (either an Allen’s or Rufous) Hummingbird, a male Rufous and several Anna’s.  They seemed to get along and shared the feeder without the usual territorial behavior typical of hummingbirds around feeders.

Male Anna's Hummingbird

Male Anna’s Hummingbird

Western Scrub-jay.

Western Scrub-jay.