Monday, June 13, 2011

What kind of bird is this?

Good morning Folks ~ As I was sitting here at my computer I saw a flash of yellow/orange color outside the window. It was a bird flitting around in the orange flowering vine, then flew off. I grabbed my camera and headed outdoors and found not just one but two of these. They hardly sat still so the pictures aren’t that great, plus they were up on the phone lines.

It reminds me of an Oriole but I don’t know if they are here in FL. I’ve not seen these before.

Here are the pics, and thank you in advance for the i.d.

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18 comments:

Darla said...

Oh, I don't know, but what a special treat!

sweetbay said...

Looks like a Bullock's Oriole. They do overwinter in western Florida but it's a bit late for him to be there. Birds show up in all kinds of places they're not "supposed" to though.

Meems said...

Oh, I wish I had my Florida birds book handy~~ that one is a beaut. I can't wait to see what it is either. I've not seen one like it here that's for sure. Hope someone can help you out with the ID.

Cameron said...

Sorry, I don't know that one from here in NC. I'll try to go through my Peterson's Guide later today.

Anonymous said...

From Amrita, its such a pretty bird.

lemonverbenalady said...

My Sibley book says that Baltimore orioles do come to Florida, FlowerLady! Can't see any other choice. I had a male fly right by me in the garden yesterday! It's that time of year for you and me! Maybe a birder will tell you for sure.

Beyond My Garden said...

I don't believe it is a Baltimore; maybe a Bullicks.

gld said...

The middle picture looks exactly like the picture in my Stokes Bird Book, Spot-Breasted Oriole.

Grace said...

Not being a Floridian, I can't even surmise what it is, but she's a beaut.

Lona said...

Oh what a pretty bird. I have tried and tried to get Orioles to come to my yard with no takers.LOL!

Floridagirl said...

I'm thinkin' maybe a Spot-Breasted Oriole, a native of Central America that has become established in SE Florida. Check out this page: http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/666/_/Spot-breasted_Oriole.aspx

Vetsy said...

Flower Lady I agree... that is a beautiful surprise to find in your tree..I believe it is a Streak-backed Oriole. check this site out.

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/667/_/Streak-backed_Oriole.aspx

Or go to whatbird.com and type in oriole.

Randy Emmitt said...

Yes I think Baltimore oriole is correct. great find in the garden. Some people put out dishes of grape jelly for them.

Balisha said...

It's a spot breasted oriole..they came to S. Florida in the 1940's.What a treat to see a new bird. We have lots of Baltimore Orioles...they come for grape jelly. I don't know your fellas tastes, but maybe if you put grape jelly out...it may stay. Balisha

Susan said...

Hi FLowerlady...What a special treat to have such a colorful bird in your garden, and what a smart bird he is for choosing your garden. Get your grape jelly out. :-)

Liz said...

Hi FlowerLady,
I just wanted to say a huge thanks to you for following along with Matt's and my adventures in New Zealand. I have loved getting all your comments, and it means the world to know that you're reading my blog and following along. I'm sorry I haven't gotten over to your site to comment more, but our internet time was usually limited and there was generally lots of surfing and things to be done :) Now that I'm home, I promise I'll be here regularly!

Thanks again.

Jeri Landers said...

Rainey, For some weird reason you have disappeared from my dashboard... So I am signing up as a follower again. I do not know how that happened! I think the bird is a Scarlet Tanager, Baltimore Orioles have a black head, I believe.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a beautiful bird and you captured it in among your wonderful flowers. Great shots. The granola in the other two posts does look very delicious. You make so many good foods.