Orchard Oriole Video Portrait

Though not as flashy as its cousin the Baltimore Oriole, the Orchard Oriole's chestnut-red feathers seem almost iridescent when illuminated by a low angle sun (just after sunrise and just before sunset). The following footage was gathered on May 7, 2010 at Eagle Bluffs Conservation Area not far south of Columbia, Missouri. While the male sang his … [Read more...]

Birds, Birds, and More Birds

Hey everybody! I haven't posted in a number of days, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. Aside from spending time with my sister here in Columbia, Missouri, I've been taking every opportunity to get some field work done. Carl Gerhardt has shown me some great locations, and Beth Bannister has been my ever-so-competent field assistant. Here … [Read more...]