Silver Lake Bird Watch: Hooded Oriole

Hooded oriole in Silver Lake | Sandy Driscoll

Hooded oriole in Silver Lake | Sandy Driscoll

SILVER LAKE — This colorful visitor flew into Sandy Driscoll’s backyard for a Sunday morning bird bath. Driscoll used Cornell University’s free Merlin Bird ID app to identify the visitor as a male hooded oriole.


  1. Bullock’s Oriole
    Amazing Bird they Migrate from Maryland from Mid March through late August, I see them each day in my Hummingbird Feeders

  2. I have a Oriole visitor and his mate as well they love our
    Grevillea ‘firesprite’ and the birdbath!
    Great fun watching them!

  3. These birds make amazing nest in trees , they are terrific architects of birds nests ! Bravo / Brava

  4. Th Male is Black and Orange and the Female is the Yellow and a little Green

  5. silverlakeartist

    Great photo, We have been seeing at least the male over here in Silver Lake at edge of Echo Park too. Orioles signify happiness, sunshine, and joy when they appear ~ often portending positive changes http://www.linsdomain.com/totems/pages/oriole.htm

  6. Yep, I’ve seen the same one (well, same bird species) in my backyard. He visits every day, and his chatter is unmistakable. Really a sight.mi used a similar app to ID him. They come up here this time of year for breeding. Their permanent home is the southern portion of the Baja peninsula and the Yucatan.

  7. I just saw one in my back yard this morning, in Glassell Park, not far from Super King and Ribet Academy.
    Sunshine, check.
    Happiness, check.
    Joy, check !

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