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Baltimore Oriole Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Baltimore Orioles are always VERY welcome spring guests in my yard, providing a much needed splash of color after a dreary South Dakota winter. They usually arrive after the first week of May, and typically I'll have one or two regularly visit my orange and jelly feeder.  In 2018, however, I had up to a DOZEN Baltimore Orioles in my yard at one time!  It was an odd year, with a very late, cold spring, and migration seemed to be condensed for many species.  However, it really was a blast seeing so much orange flitting about the back yard. My favorite photo has to be from that year...hence this picture of a gorgeous adult male sitting on top of the shepherd's hook that holds the feeder.  Taken on May 11th, 2018 in Brandon, South Dakota.

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula 

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Baltimore Oriole 1 (Male)

May 20th, 2004

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 2 (Female)

May 20th, 2004

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 3 (Female)

May 20th, 2004

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 4 (Male at feeder)

May 19th, 2004

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole 5 (Male)

June 3rd, 2006

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 6 (Male)

May 16th, 2007

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 7 (Male)

May 16th, 2007

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 8 (Male)

May 16th, 2007

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula 

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula 

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula 

Baltimore Oriole 9 (Male building nest)

May 20th, 2007

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 10 (Male at feeder)

May 9th, 2011

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 11 (Male)

May 9th, 2011

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 12 (Male)

May 22nd, 2010

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole 13 (Male)

May 22nd, 2010

Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 14 (Male)

May 27th, 2013

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 15 (Male)

May 17th, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 16 (Male)

May 17th, 2013

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole 17

May 13th, 2014

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 18

May 13th, 2014

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 19

May 12th, 2014

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 20

May 12th, 2014

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole 21

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 22

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 23

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 24

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole 25

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 26

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 27

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole 28

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Baltimore Oriole - Icterus galbula

Baltimore Oriole 29

May 8th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota


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