Daily Archives: April 6, 2015

Oriole Trifecta 4-6-15

Scott's, Bullock's and Hooded Oriole squabble at the jelly feeder. 4-6-15

Scott’s, Bullock’s and Hooded Oriole squabble at the jelly feeder. 4-6-15

Orioles, and other common spring migrants have recently picked up the pace.  Today I had 13 orioles in my yard at the same time.  Perhaps 20 birds total of the three local species, Hooded, Scott’s and Bullocks.   The Bullock’s, seen in the center is an adult male.  The hooded on the right is a first-summer male, and the Scott’s is a first-summer male or adult female.

Oriole trifecta, 4-6-15

Oriole trifecta, 4-6-15

Lawrences Goldfinches, after being scarce last year, are much more numerous this season.  This may be due to the patches of their favorite food, common fiddleneck.  The abandoned next-door house’s yard includes a large patch.  I’ve been collecting the dry ripe seeds from the stalks.

Common Fiddleneck

Common Fiddleneck

Lawrence's Goldfinch 4-6-15

Lawrence’s Goldfinch 4-6-15

Lawrence's Goldfinch 4-5-15

Lawrence’s Goldfinch 4-5-15

Bullock's Oriole 3-31-15

Bullock’s Oriole 3-31-15

Scott's Orioles 3-31-15

Scott’s Orioles 3-31-15

Flicker, digiscoped photo using my scope and iPhone .

Flicker, digiscoped photo using my scope and iPhone

Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak 4-6-15

Black-throated Gray Warbler 4-5-15

Black-throated Gray Warbler 4-5-15

 

Giro de Fiesta Island 1987

Giro de Fiesta Island 1987