Friday, April 24, 2009

The Hooded Orioles are Back!

Hooded Oriole, Icterus cucullatus, male. The Hooded Oriole pair are back and nesting under the banana tree leaves as usual. It was fascinating watching the female flit around, nearly hovering, as she attached grass to the underside of the banana leaf. How they get the nest to stay under there is still a mystery to me! I'm not sure I could do it and I have hands and tools! Well, maybe with a lot of quick drying glue? This picture is of the male Hooded Oriole who is a stunningly beautiful yellow and black!

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