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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    That doesn't really sound like it, or look like it. It's like it had several different calls that it used, and they were all pretty different from each other, and he went on and on singing, switching from one song to another.
    Are you sure it wasn't gray with white and black wingbars? That would be a Northern Mockingbird (https://ebird.org/species/normoc). They sing a lot of songs.
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    I believe this is him

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    These guys are hanging around lately

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    That would be a Northern Mockingbird (https://ebird.org/species/normoc). They sing a lot of songs.[/QUOTE]

    A week or so ago, I was riding my bike along a canal path. A Mockingbird flew directly over my head, then over the canal. It was singing the whole flight.
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    At a friends house, early in the morning I go out on the patio and have birds flying all around me. One lands on the glass doors. I shine a flash light and capture this:
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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    Northern bluebird I presume. Beautiful birds. Great photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    At a friends house, early in the morning I go out on the patio and have birds flying all around me. One lands on the glass doors. I shine a flash light and capture this
    Wow! Beautiful!

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    Cormorants at the local park. Not my photo.

    I can't seem to be able to upload photos. I tried two browsers and it allows you to select the image, but then there's no button to post it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fracktured View Post
    Northern bluebird I presume. Beautiful birds. Great photo
    This was in the mountains of Georgia near Murphy, NC, and western NC.
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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    No sign of orioles yet in Western PA. This is unusual, as they are usually enjoying my crabapple blossoms, which are almost gone.
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    There's been no sign of the Orioles for years!!

    Oh, wait - you meant...

    Never mind




    (I live in the O's world, though I could (should?) change my allegiance to the Nats )
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    On a serious note, though - I haven't seen an oriole for years.

    Is there a particular type of habitat that attracts them?

    We get pretty much every other regional bird here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    On a serious note, though - I haven't seen an oriole for years.

    Is there a particular type of habitat that attracts them?

    We get pretty much every other regional bird here.
    I get Orioles at my feeder every spring. I put out half an orange and/or grape jelly. They love both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    On a serious note, though - I haven't seen an oriole for years.

    Is there a particular type of habitat that attracts them?

    We get pretty much every other regional bird here.
    I wouldn't know about habitats, but they tend to hang around the treetops. Their call is very distinctive. That's usually the first sign for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    I get Orioles at my feeder every spring. I put out half an orange and/or grape jelly. They love both!
    I haven't tried fruit - will have to do so. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I wouldn't know about habitats, but they tend to hang around the treetops. Their call is very distinctive. That's usually the first sign for me.
    I'll find a recording of their call on YouTube - so I'll be alerted to them - if they're in my area. (They should be.) Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    I'll find a recording of their call on YouTube - so I'll be alerted to them - if they're in my area. (They should be.) Thanks.
    https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/..._Oriole/sounds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    On a serious note, though - I haven't seen an oriole for years.

    Is there a particular type of habitat that attracts them?

    We get pretty much every other regional bird here.
    My aunt and uncle used to have them on their farm in Harford County. She would rip old bed sheets into strips and they would use them to make their nests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    I haven't tried fruit - will have to do so. Thanks.
    I use this to hang orange halves from my feeder. https://order.wbu.com/thornhill/bird...ing-cup-feeder

    I also have an Oriole feeder that looks similar to a hummingbird feeder. I put simple syrup in the feeder and then spoonfuls of grape jelly on top of it.

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    Baby coots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Baby coots.

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    Beats old coots any day.
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    I believe I have two bluebird families in my yard this year. I know there's one living in a tall tree stump and I think they're in the house in my garden, too.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

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    Today, I finally hear some orioles in the area. I'd say they're at least 2-3 weeks later than usual.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

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    I was at a park across a sound from Destin FL, and in the sunrise, a blue heron walked right towards me[emoji41]
    On the verge of indecision
    I'll always take the roundabout way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    I was at a park across a sound from Destin FL, and in the sunrise, a blue heron walked right towards me
    Nice pictures, Chris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firth View Post
    I was at a park across a sound from Destin FL, and in the sunrise, a blue heron walked right towards me.
    Great shots. I was looking out my home office window last week and one was flying over my street. Had I looked out a few seconds later, I would have missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverAutumn View Post
    Great shots. I was looking out my home office window last week and one was flying over my street. Had I looked out a few seconds later, I would have missed it.
    I like to watch beautiful birds with unusual plumage color. The white peacock, which I saw at the zoo, looks very unusual. In the sense that a peacock with a green tail is beautiful, but not unusual, but a white one is just a fairy tale!

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