Bullock’s

Blast from the Past!

This post was originally posted on August 30, 2010 during our western U.S. vacation. I am bringing it forward as a “blast from the past” post.

Pathfinder Reservoir, Wyoming July 11, 2010
After visiting the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center and Fort Caspar on July 11, 2010. we continued on to Pathfinder Reservoir, where we set up camp right on the shore.

In the midst of the heavy rustling of cottonwood leaves and the lapping of waves on the shore, a twittering and chittering could be heard. At first it seemed to be just a part of the background of the windy day at Wyoming’s Pathfinder Reservoir. On investigation, though, it turned to be an upset female Bullock’s Oriole.

Female Bullock’s Oriole, Pathfinder Reservoir, Wyoming, July 2010

Her mate seemed to be busy flying back and forth and searching for food.

Male Bullock’s Oriole, Pathfinder Reservoir, Wyoming, July 2010

Male Bullock’s Oriole, Pathfinder Reservoir, Wyoming, July 2010

Male Bullock’s Oriole, Pathfinder Reservoir, Wyoming, July 2010

These were the only Bullock’s Orioles we saw on the whole trip.

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  • Hilary Sep 13, 2015

    Hi Mike – they are amazing birds aren’t they – that colour is stunning … love the name Bullock’s Oriole … great photos too .. cheers Hilary
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    • Mike Sep 13, 2015

      Thanks. This was the only time we ever saw any. The color really stands out in that mountain desert type environment.
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