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Old 08-24-2013, 10:27 PM   #1
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I had a Baltimore oriole at my hummingbird feeder today. I see maybe one a year. I tried putting oranges out but no birds ever ate them....just ants.
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Congratulations. I love to see Baltimore orioles. Last year I saw a pair here and suspected they were nesting, but I couldn't spot a nest. Later, late winter, I spotted the remains of their nest in the bare branches of one of our trees!
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Congratulations. I love to see Baltimore orioles. Last year I saw a pair here and suspected they were nesting, but I couldn't spot a nest. Later, late winter, I spotted the remains of their nest in the bare branches of one of our trees!
That's awesome that you had a nesting pair. They are beautiful birds. The Baltimore oriole is my state bird.
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That's your major league baseball team too; And the bird is on their hats.

Red and Black are the team colors following the color theme of the real thing.

If I recall they nest in certain trees at certain heights on certain branches as I recall.
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That's awesome that you had a nesting pair. They are beautiful birds. The Baltimore oriole is my state bird.
It was awesome...I only wish I could've witnessed it.

Cool state bird.

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That's your major league baseball team too; And the bird is on their hats.

Red and Black are the team colors following the color theme of the real thing.

If I recall they nest in certain trees at certain heights on certain branches as I recall.
I don't follow spots, although I knew of the birds on their caps...but I always assumed their uniforms were *orange* and black' since the birds are.

I had heard something about the height too. The nest was in a black poplar (I think) in large, arched branches.
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That spell thing on your new computer is throwing me for loops: You mean you don't follow sports and not spots.

Sorry I haven't seen an Oriole in years and maybe that's why I thought Red.

Let's see if you know these other teams named after birds.

Blue Jay
Cardinal
Penguin
Pelican
Seahawk
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Blue Jays >Toronto[baseball]
Cardinal> Arizona[Football]
Penguin>Pittsburgh[Hockey]
Pelican> New Orleans[Football] Formerly called the Saints
Seahawks> Seattle[Football] Not a real bird
Blackhawks> Chicago[Hockey] Not a real bird
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That spell thing on your new computer is throwing me for loops: You mean you don't follow sports and not spots.

Sorry I haven't seen an Oriole in years and maybe that's why I thought Red.

Let's see if you know these other teams named after birds.

Blue Jay
Cardinal
Penguin
Pelican
Seahawk
Right...sports.

The only one I know for sure is Pittsburgh Penguins...being formerly from that area. See, I really don't follow sports.
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Blue Jays >Toronto[baseball]
Cardinal> Arizona[Football]
Penguin>Pittsburgh[Hockey]
Pelican> New Orleans[Football] Formerly called the Saints
Seahawks> Seattle[Football] Not a real bird
Blackhawks> Chicago[Hockey] Not a real bird
I've heard of Seattle Seahawks, but I'm not sure i would've remembered it.
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