Early this afternoon I stepped outside the house and heard the "wheep" call of a Hooded Oriole. It was coming from waaaay up in the Redwood Tree. After a little searching I was able to locate the handsome bird, and obtain a couple of horrible photos, pretty much directly into the sunlight. It flew away, and as it turns out there was another one way up there too.
So I rode all over Goleta for two days hoping to see one of the early arriving Hooded Orioles, only to find one right in my own front yard! It has been a long time since I added a yard bird to the year's list. I would not be opposed to a few more of those!
A photo from today, and a nice one taken last spring.
World's worst Hooded Oriole Photo?
Hooded Oriole, Santa Barbara March 2014
After the addition of today's 1 species, the year's total stands at 187.
Today I rode a total of 0 miles!