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Re: Baltimore Oriole; Carlsbad; 20 MAY 2023

1:57 pm

Here is link to Ebird  report which includes a couple of photos of rare spring migrant BAOR.

The bird was vocalizing from high in Eucs closest to Faraday road. Interestingly, the bird is completely missing tail feathers. While it does appear to be molting, I’m not sure the complete loss of tail feathers is part of the natural process. Nonetheless, it can fly just fine and moved to the Euc grove to the east before I moved on. If trying to chase it might be worth trying the other scattered Eucs. in the area (which is mostly open grass covered hilly fields).

Tito Gonzalez
Carlsbad, CA