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Male Hooded Oriole2.jpg

Male Hooded Oriole2.jpg

here's a photo taken by Sandy of Simi Valley,CA..
Thanks Sandy for contributing such a great our wild bird gallery

Please don't distribute this photo without the expressed written consent of Sandy from Simi Valley

Canon PowerShot A510
1/100s f/5.5 at 23.2mm iso50 full exif

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Chrissy 09-Aug-2015 23:59
I'm pleased to say we have 3 pair of these beautiful Orioles in our yard regularly. I saw the bright male on my hummingbird feeder several times. So I invested in a seperate "oriole" feeder. We normally have literally dozens of hummers all over our yard, with 3 feeders up tor them. It took some time and patience to draw the beautiful orioles, but I kept the oriole feeder fresh and now we've seen as many as 5 of them at a time at the feeder. The males are much more skittish but the females are getting more relaxed with our presence. It's a beautiful thing to behold all the hummers and Orioles feeding close together in harmony. I live in the LA area, but we are up in the hills. They love the trees and brush. We feel very blessed to have so many. Hope they stay, it's my first summer in this house. ☺️
Susie 18-May-2015 00:37
Just saw one in my back yard male hooded oriole! Stunning colors!
guest 10-May-2015 23:35
I live in Monrovia and have had several at once feeder at my humming bird feeder over the last several days. It is a joy to watch them.
Guest 07-Apr-2015 20:20
I just saw a pair outside my kitchen window. At first I thought they were some exotic birds someone let out, but I looked up their color and the state I live in and low and behold here was your picture! I live in Oak Park very close to Simi Valley and yes they were hanging around my hummingbird feeders. I hope I get to see them again. They are beautiful.
Guest 20-Jul-2014 17:37
We say one in our back yard yesterday in Rancho Penaquitos around 10 AM
Lloyd Prudhomme15-Jul-2014 04:01
you are welcome to post it
AD Williams 14-Jul-2014 00:12
i have a pretty good video of a hooded oriole on my hummingbird feeder

would love to share it
Lloyd Prudhomme22-Jun-2014 22:45
rosamond ca how lucky can you be that's high desert country
Brian 22-Jun-2014 04:48
We live in Rosamond,Ca.(high desert)and have a grove of California tobacco trees in our back yard which have bright yellow flowers that just late last year a pair of hooded oriole`s showed up and have been here ever since.Each morning as well as most of the day there here enjoying the nector as well as the humming birds.We have come to enjoying them each morning.Brian
Cindi 19-Jun-2014 00:22
We have a pair at our feeder occasionally her in Sacramento. Was sure surprised when my husband pointe them out. What a beautiful pair.

Carrie 07-May-2014 15:35
I have a pair now as well, and was pretty sure they were Orioles, I live in a rural canyon, near Loma Linda, CA i have been so lucky this year, i have some new birds not sure what kind they all are, but I feed and water and they love it here...even the roadrunners i have as long as i dont catch them eating my baby birds...LOL they chase lizards you take beautiful photos
L Henry 23-Mar-2014 17:46
We have a pair that have been showing up in Rancho Cucamonga, CA every Spring for the last few years. They are beautiful, esp. the male, but we also have a large family of hummers and I refill the feeders several times a week. They stay for a couple of weeks, then they're gone until the next year.
Lloyd Prudhomme22-Sep-2013 02:15
they are so beautiful you are so lucky to have these beauties at your feeder..and those are the males
Sharon Lyn 21-Jul-2013 20:22
We discovered three Hooded Orioles taking the nectar from our hummingbird feeder attached to our Camphor Tree in Rancho Cucamonga. Three Hooded Orioles visit the feeder all day and in to the early evening and share the nectar with the hummingbirds. The one pictured above looks like he could be the male and there are two others that do not have the black markings on the chin and breast. The are gray and light yellow. So lovely to watch them!
Lloyd Prudhomme19-Jul-2013 05:13
Thank you Caroleanne ..hopefully they will hang around for a few days at your feeder and put on a show for you.. they are so beautiful ..Was the pair male and female?
Caroleanne 17-Jul-2013 01:10
Waves and hugs from Whittier Ca. just spotted a pair of these beauties at our hummingbird feeder. I don't think I could have ID'd them without the help of this photo. Thank you for sharing.
Lloyd Prudhomme28-May-2013 04:57
a little loving care and some feed for your new friend nurse him back to health then release him when he's well ..good luck
Rebecca 28-May-2013 01:49
I found an injured bird. I live in Laguna Beach near the canyon. It has a orange head with black collar and yellow body with black and white wings. Very pretty. I have him in a box until I can find help for him tomorrow. I was afraid if I didn't help him, he may get eaten by an animal tonight
Linda 09-May-2013 20:32
I just hung my hummer feeder last night... The first bird i c on it was this one.. Beautiful bird. i got so excited. Never seen one here before. It flew up into a palm tree next door. I live in Rocklin Calif. That's outside of Sacramento.
Lloyd Prudhomme04-Apr-2013 01:51
enjoy the birds while you are blooming spring is in the air so the hummers are concentrating on the nectar from flowers
Guest 01-Apr-2013 22:58
Think we have male & female here in Newport Beach. They keep stealing our hummingbirds' nectar! Do the male & female have different calls?
Deb 17-Jul-2012 02:29
I have one that stays around my yard and feeds off of my hummingbird feeder as well. It also has a partner that is grey and light yellow. Their beaks are about one inch in length and sharp enough to drink out of the small holes.
Guest 11-Jul-2012 02:09
I'm glad someone posted a picture. We keep getting the same type of bird feeding off of our hummingbird feeder. Have never seen one before this summer here in Temecula! Beautiful bird!
Guest 27-Jun-2012 02:07
I think I just saw this bird in Foothill Ranch, Ca
Mary 17-May-2012 00:44
I believe this is the bird my granddau yourghter and I just saw in our backyard near Disneyland. Thank you for the excellent photo!
Daniel 18-Jul-2011 13:14
Beautiful bird! Thanks for sharing. Nothing like this in North Carolina!
Guest 18-Jul-2011 13:11
This picture is magnificent, Sandy! I can't imagine the patience it took to capture this shot. This picture reminds me of all the incredible beauty the Lord has created just to give us joy!