Posted 01 August 2009 - 08:22 PM
San Diego. At the end of July, I heard a new bird song, then
spotted a new bird. Later research on this site revealed conclusively
that it was a Hooded Oriole, inasmuch as there weren't any other
candidates that looked anywhere close. The call also matched.
<>I saw it enter a bush that
vertically covers a wall, to a depth of about a foot. It was
exploring this bush, making its way from branch to branch inside, as
opposed to exit-enter, exit-enter. I've never seen a bird travel through a bush like this.
<>A couple of days later I spotted it again. This time investigating my roommate's hemmingbird feeder. As I watched, he flew round to each flower aperture and attempted to jam his beak in. There are 6 of these flower apertures on the device, and he tried each one.
<><>I can only attribute such thoroughness to starvation. He may have learnt about other types of feeders providing seed. I doubt the red juice would do him any good even if he managed to get some. I was on my way out to the lawn to lay down some crusts in the usual spot, but I don't suppose he stayed to observe that.
Posted 03 August 2009 - 08:56 AM
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