These great shots of an oriole were taken in Central Park, New York by David Speiser last week. The bird’s identity had been discussed as to whether it was a Bullock’s or Baltimore.
Birds that look like this, in early winter, often throw up that same question. Bullock’s Oriole is a likely vagrant to New England. So if you were faced with this bird in the field, what features would you look for on a putative Bullock’s Oriole that would help eliminate a late Baltimore?
What do you think? Is it all just a load of Bullock’s?
A solution to follow, but in the meantime, have a go and send in comments!