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Orchard Oriole Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Beautiful little orioles that I see much very frequently throughout the state. This photo of an inquisitive male was taken in 2015 up near Lake Thompson, in Kingsbury County, South Dakota. There are some wonderful, large grasslands in the area with scattered groves of trees. Coupled with the open lake with scattered trees around the edges, and there's some very nice habitat for Orchard Orioles near the lake. 

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole 1 (Male)

May 16th, 2007

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 2 (Female)

July 17th, 2004

Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 3 (Female)

July 15th, 2005

Kingsbury County, South Dakota 

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole 4 (Male)

May 27th, 2007

Kingsbury County, South Dakota 

Orchard Oriole 5 (Male w/ Cowbird)

July 22nd, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 6 (Male)

July 22nd, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole 7 (Male w/ Cowbird)

July 22nd, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 8 (Male w/Cowbird)

July 22nd, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 9 (Male)

July 22nd, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole 10 (Male)

July 22nd, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 11 (Male)

July 22nd, 2008

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 12 (2nd-year Male)

July 5th, 2009

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole 13 (Female)

July 23rd, 2011

Harding County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 14 (Female)

July 23rd, 2011

Harding County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 15 (Female) 

July 23rd, 2011

Harding County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole 16 (Male)

June 7th, 2011

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 17 (Young Male)

May 26th, 2014

Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 18

May 30th, 2015

Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole 19 (Male)

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 20 (Male)

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole 21 (Male)

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Orchard Oriole - Icterus spurius

Orchard Oriole 22 (Female)

May 11th, 2018

Brandon, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Orchard Oriole


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