Baltimore Oriole (WooHoo!)


Not long after seeing the Red-headed Woodpecker in my last post, I saw a flash of flaming orange flying at the top of the trees, disappearing again behind another set the leaves.  Could it be?  Finally?

For sure, the challenge was on to capture this bird I’ve seen numerous times but has eluded my lens (and list) for years.

Yes!  Welcome to my photographed bird lifer list #207 Baltimore Oriole!


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Baltimore Oriole (male)



It actually took me until late yesterday to finally capture worthy photos of this handsome male.


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Baltimore Oriole (male)


I’ve not sighted the female, although I’ve heard her.  I believe she’s incubating on a nest hidden in a couple trees I’ve been eyeing.


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Baltimore Oriole (male)


WooHoo!  Please join me in a ‘happy dance’!  💃 💃 💃



68 thoughts on “Baltimore Oriole (WooHoo!)

  1. Congratulations Donna – well captured. We are supposed to have (what we call) Golden Orioles (Oriolus oriolus) around here and I keep thinking I’ve seen a flash of something ‘yellow’, but I’ve never been sure I’ve even seen one, let alone pointed a camera at one. (They could have been Green Woodpeckers for all I know!)

  2. I am happy for you, and hoping for my first image of one this season. Haven ‘t seen one in years but there are a lot of them here now. You really did capture some fine images!

    • Thank you, Takami! I had to giggle! I’ll add to the funny that I’ve lived in Maryland and now northwest of Baltimore Maryland, and it’s taken me years to finally capture this local bird, our team’s mascot, with my camera. 😉

  3. So happy for you! I know the feeling🙂 It is funny I saw one last week hanging on our hummingbird feeder. But then my neighbour told me they don’t stay in our neighbourhood, I wonder where they go, they just migrate maybe..
    Way to go, Donna!!

  4. What a beautiful bird Donna, your photos do its contrasting colors great justice. The colors remind me of our Regent Bowerbird, quite stunning in the sunlight, beautiful in flight. I especially loved your flight shot. 🙂

  5. Wanted you to know that I thought of you this morning as I was exploring a trail that I had never been on before. A hawk kept swooping down closer than I have seen one before. Tried to get a shot but I failed miserably. Found myself wishing you were there because you would have probably succeeded and I could have learned from you. 😉

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