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This is a young male Baltimore Oriole. This juvenile oriole has some of the markings of an adult male but lacks the dark head. It is VERY RARE to see one here this time of year! These photos were all taken on 12-21-12 the day after a heavy snowstorm hit our part of Wisconsin.
This young male should be wintering in Florida, Mexico or Central America. He should have migrated long ago to warmer climates yet he is living in an old growth forested area and comes to visit my feeding station daily now. Seen every day since 12-12-12
This bird showed up at my feeding station on 12-12-12, and has been coming back every day now. Please note that this bird is not typically found in this part of the world at this time of year. VERY RARE to see this bird in December in Wisconsin. These photos were all taken on 12-21-12. I am posting this date because he was seen by me and two other people who traveled a half an hour by car to see his beauty, and make their own captures. I am documenting his activity daily, and am posting the shots to my facebook page should anyone be interested. I see no point to posting me seeing him daily here. I will be reporting this to Cornell Lab of Ornithology for their bird study. I have already and will post the last day I see him this year there . Should he spend the winter I will document that for them as well.