Daily Archives: February 24, 2014

Hooded Orioles Arrive 2-24-14

Hooded Oriole  Icterus cucullatus

Hooded Oriole
Icterus cucullatus

These spring migrants, a local breeding species, usually arrive at the end of February in small numbers in the county. They usually do not arrive in numbers until mid March.  Today (2-24-14) I was surprised to have two bright and shy males at my hummingbird feeders.

 

Hooded Oriole  Icterus cucullatus

 

EGK_0483EGK_0286EGK_0225Another first-of-season bird today was Costa’s Hummingbird.

Costa's Hummingbird ~ Calypte costae

Costa’s Hummingbird ~ Calypte costae