Daily Archives: January 6, 2016

Yuma AZ 1-6-16 Streak-backed Oriole

Streak-backed Oriole 12-6-15 Yuma

Streak-backed Oriole 1-6-16 Yuma

This, Dear Friends, is a bird that I’ve been waiting for ever since the first time I opened a birder’s guide.  I saw Mark Stratton’s post with photos recently, and could not resist the chance to see this spectacular icterid when Roger Uzun offered a day trip to Yuma and beyond.  The weather report indicated that it would be clear and relatively warm (65F) in Yuma.  We found the bird with the help of a traveling birder, Chris(?) from Montana.  It posed nicely in almost exactly the advertised spot.

Also seen were a couple of Gila woodpeckers and several Inca doves.

Streak-backed Oriole Yuma 12-6-15

Streak-backed Oriole Yuma 1-6-16

Streak-backed Oriole Yuma 12-6-15

Streak-backed Oriole Yuma 1-6-16

Streak-backed Oriole Yuma 12-6-15

Streak-backed Oriole Yuma 1-6-16

Gila Woodpecker Yuma 12-6-15

Gila Woodpecker Yuma 1-6-16

Gila Woodpecker Yuma 12-6-15

Gila Woodpecker Yuma 12-6-15