Baltimore orioles are in the colorful icterid family, and normally arrive in Massachusetts in early May. They are much more common in New England than the Orchard Oriole. Baltimore oriole males have bright orange underparts, black wings with distinct wing stripes, and a black head with long pointy bill for foraging in dense tree vegetation.
These orioles were foraging in a blossoming tree at the Fannie Stebbins Wildlife Sanctuary, Longmeadow, Massachusetts near the Connecticut River. Photos were taken on May 5, 2008.
Keywords:Baltimore oriole, oriole
© Keith Carver Photography • Zen