Bullocks Orioles~

This Bullocks Oriole is not sticking his tongue out at you, or me (click to enlarge).

He is eating grape jelly. Orioles are grape jelly fiends. At The Holler, strawberry, or other fruit jellies won’t do. Only ants and wasps will eat it.

We have two types of orioles at The Holler. Hooded Orioles and Bullocks Orioles.

These are all Bullocks Oriole males.

This is a Hooded Oriole male. He is more elongated, has a larger beak, and is a brighter yellow color.

A mated male and female Bullocks Oriole pair. Bullocks Orioles males have the dramatic black eyeliner at the outside corners of their eyes and are more orange in color.

All orioles are extremely argumentative! This male Bullocks Oriole holds his own in a fierce debate against a more formidable Mocking Bird.

Cheers to you from all the quarrelsome Holler Orioles~

213 thoughts on “Bullocks Orioles~

    1. They probably will, and it will cost you!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can transition them to sugar water and get them to come closer by moving the feeder gradually แƒ“

        1. Odd they don’t stay for your jelly. Orioles can’t drink from hummingbird feeders, although they will try. You need a separate oriole nectar feeder, of just the oriole feeder as hummingbirds will drink from it.

          1. We think the Orioles have plenty of other food near by or they would continue to come to the feeder for jelly. I love seeing the goofy Downies feed at the hummer feeder, but we don’t put it out for them either. ๐Ÿ˜€

  1. Beautiful! The Northern Mockingbird is everywhere in Las Vegas, I can identify them easily as they never shut up! โค๏ธ

  2. Pennsivity

    Stunning photos, & brilliant colours, โ€ฆcanโ€™t believe my eyes sometimes, at how theyโ€™re so beautiful, โ€ฆโœจ๐Ÿ‘โœจ

  3. Hi Cindy – you may receive 2 comments from me. My first attempt seems to be lost in space. Just wanted to say how pretty these birds are. Your pictures are fantastic!

    1. They are lookers aren’t they and I think they know it! We can’t even begin to keep up with Australia’s amazing variety of stunning birds, but I am happy you like these handsome QT’s! แƒ“

  4. Hi Cindy
    Iโ€™ve been in hiatus (havenโ€™t blogged for couple of years), but will soon start again. Would you kindly tell me what camera gear youโ€™re using? (Camera and lens). Your images are astonishing. Thank you.

      1. Thanks for the info. Iโ€™m really enjoying your photos Cindy. My blog is still in private mode but I will it open soon. Thanks!

  5. The audaciousness of that orange/yellow, little licks of fire. Amazingly captured โ€“ beauty forever trapped. Thank you for sharing these slices of nature.

    1. Exactly so! Entire species were almost wiped out for fashion. Feathers look better on birds! Happy this is not happening anymore. Cheers to you Emmma & thanks for stopping by แƒ“

  6. I get so darned excited every time I see an oriole and here you have a family tableau laid out before you. *happy sigh* Thank you for sharing these gorgeous images with us, Cindy.

  7. Oh gosh how fantastic to host both Hooded and Bullocks Orioles on your property, Cindy. I thoroughly enjoyed every one of these photos, thank you.

  8. They are wearing such happy feathers. Superb shots, Cindy. BTW, thank you for your latest comment on my post. I deleted it following an unpleasant comment.

    1. I am so sorry you had an unpleasant comment on your post. You know you can blacklist the sender through WP right? They will never bother you again แƒ“

  9. Magnificent Orioles ๐Ÿคฉ Stunning colours! You are so lucky to have such beautiful birds ๐Ÿฆ over there, ours don’t even hint at that sort of bright plumage. Even Jamaica had fancier blackbirds than us๐Ÿ˜… The Jamaican Blackbird is much shinier and glossing than our variety, has a fan-like tail and huge beak! And they eat lizards ๐ŸฆŽ ๐Ÿ˜‹ whole in one full unlike our tiddlers who delicately nibble on handy worms ๐Ÿชฑ ๐Ÿ™„ But they are all black even if it’s a glossy Jamaican black! Not even remotely as magnificent as the amazing array of rich colours you get treated to๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I watched a Jamaican blackbird peck the heck out of our rental car driver’s side window. He was relentless and unending. He was the opposite of Narcissus. He hated the rival he saw there!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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