Walnut Canyon Lakes Oriole
16 Jun 2018, 12:33 PM,
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Walnut Canyon Lakes Oriole
I found this oriole at Walnut Canyon Lakes on June 13, 2018. My impression was that it was orange, but the photos make it look more yellow. I've asked for input from various sources and there's no consensus yet. The yellow color points some towards Scott's. The size and shape of the bill and the pale belly seem closer to Bullock's/Baltimore. The dark face seems like Baltimore. The orange/yellow outer tail feathers aren't as helpful as I would have thought. I've found pictures of immature male Baltimore that look quite yellow. Anyway, if you are out there, keep an eye out and possibly try to get a recording of it's vocalizations. 
           
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16 Jun 2018, 8:52 PM,
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RE: Walnut Canyon Lakes Oriole
Was this bird showing an affinity for the cottonwoods and poplars?
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17 Jun 2018, 7:17 AM,
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RE: Walnut Canyon Lakes Oriole
I first saw the bird in the Russian Olive at the waterfall at the very south end. It flew to a nearby aspen for a minute or two, then disappeared to the west. I was not able to relocate it in a brief search the following day, but I heard from someone who may have seen it at a nearby apartment the previous day, so perhaps it wasn't in a big hurry to leave.
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