Earlier this week while photographing Western Kingbirds I also had opportunities to photograph a first year male Bullock’s Oriole on Antelope Island State Park. It was fun to watch the Bullock’s Oriole follow the kingbirds around but the oriole never came as close as the kingbirds did. For the most part he was actively foraging in the grasses and bushes.
But every once in a while he would perch on a shrub and look around. I wish I had been closer when I took this image but I do like the inclusion of habitat in the frame.
By “first year” I mean that this male was hatched last year and in this species males exhibit delayed plumage maturation. He will get his adult plumage later.
Life is good.