Saturday, June 09, 2012

Golden Oriole in Hand

Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
 What a stunning bird to see in the hand! My 2 other views of Golden Oriole on Fair Isle were quite distant so this was a welcome sight for everyone, most of all Becky.... who finally had her most wanted lifer.

Thank You Peter!
The visiting Peter Morgan from Portland Bird Observatory 
Show his skills by catching a scares Golden Oriole in the delight of us all he gives us a wink.
(to be fair it was a bit windy and I think he had dust in his eye but my other photo was out of focus.)

Just before release...


  1. Very nice capture, it seems bigger than I thought in hand!
    Saludos camperos!

  2. Excellent birding experience to see in the hand of such a stunning bird .