Friday, June 08, 2007

Bullock's Oriole

Photos donated courtesy of Tom Grey.

Chatter, chatter, chatter: As you walk along a creek or river this June, you might hear this loud song coming from the thick vegetation and trees that line the water's banks. Look closely, and you might see a flash of orange or yellow, the tell-tale sign of a Bullock's oriole. One of Idaho's beautiful birds, the orioles are particularly active at this time of year.

Good places to see them include Silver Creek Preserve (especially in the area right around the visitor's center), in vegetation along streams in the Owyhees and along the Boise River Greenbelt.

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