Both male and female Baltimore Orioles can be pretty variable in coloration. I've watched many orioles, and I've seen yellow-looking males, and at the other extreme, I've seen quite male-like females. There is currently a pair nesting in the Newman Arboretum of which the female is very orange, dark-headed and confusingly male-like (yes, I've seen the male of the pair and he is even brighter!). In my experience the comparative blackness of the head (male) and presence of brownish coloration on the head and back (female) are good ways to tell them apart conclusively.
Enjoy these gorgeous birds! Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/ ________________________________________ From: bounce-122575376-5851...@list.cornell.edu [bounce-122575376-5851...@list.cornell.edu] on behalf of Asher Hockett [veery...@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 4:05 PM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] oriole We have our first oriole, a very pale, almost yellow male - it has a black hood but otherwise looks more like a female. I haven't seen this pale color in an oriole before. -- asher -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --