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Baltimore Oriole August 27, 2018

Posted by Sobek in News.
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Apparently we have these guys in Montana, at least according to the field guide I use. So named because their plumage has the same colors as Lord Baltimore, whose family crest explains why the Maryland state flag looks so garish.

While doing some research for this post, I found a picture that made me laugh:

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Come at me, bro!

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1. Jimbro - August 27, 2018

Like Orioles any day but the day they play the Red Sox

2. Cathy - August 27, 2018

Baltimore Orioles were one of the first birds I identified for my “Bird” badge in Girl Scouts.

Another amazing endeavor using your artistic talents, dear friend Sobek. Thank you.

3. Sobek - August 27, 2018

You are welcome, Cathy, and thanks for the compliment.

Fun fact: Orioles are in the blackbird family.

4. lauraw - August 27, 2018

So are Bluejays, I think.

Very nice work, Sobek!

Oriole story. A few years ago, I was pulling up to the house and there was a male Baltimore Oriole standing with his mouth open, apparently stunned, at the end of my driveway, smack in the middle. It was a blazing hot day and he must have been frying on the pavement. He didn’t move as I carefully drove around him. I got out of my truck and saw a female oriole just outside our porch, dead. Looked like she hit the glass door.

I got a rag from inside and picked up Mr. Oriole from the driveway. He didn’t struggle or anything. His beak was sorta busted up. I settled him in the crotch of the crabapple tree, where it was cool and shady, and put his wife on the ground below.

He flew off a little while later. ;(

Cathy - August 27, 2018

If I would have assisted Mr. Oriole as Laura did, I would have been blubbering like a small child.

Good on you, Laura.

5. Cathy - August 27, 2018

Jeez… I mistyped Oriole.

6. Sobek - August 27, 2018

Laura’s story is a huge downer.

7. lauraw - August 27, 2018

Aw, sorry about that. If it makes you feel better, I’m certain he could not have lived very long afterwards, so we can imagine that he was soon reunited with his special lady in the tweetybird hereafter, where there are no buildings made with tricky glass doors.

8. Sobek - August 27, 2018

No need to say sorry. There’s nothing wrong with feeling sad about sad things.

9. Sobek - August 27, 2018

I don’t see anything wrong with it, Cathy.

😉


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