Yesterday morning (Sunday, May 5) I was sure I heard a Baltimore Oriole in the
trees above our house. This morning, May 6, I saw him at the top of
our oak tree, with the morning sun intensifying his bright orange
breast. I don’t know if they are very territorial, but a male usually
appears here between May 4 and 6 each year. I noticed on my walk this
morning that there were a few tent caterpillar nests in the choke
cherry bushes on 6 Foot Bay Road, so the timing is perfect.

Observer: Toni Sinclair on Buckhorn Lake

Baltimore Oriole by Karl Egressy

Baltimore Oriole by Karl Egressy

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.