A Hooded Oriole on Watch

By Published On: April 29th, 20200.3 min readCategories: Photos

Practically everything with feathers is nesting in my yard somewhere. Quail in the sages, ducks in the bushes, mockingbirds and scrubjays duking it out in the guava. There’s probably an ostrich in the valley I haven’t noticed yet.

This guy is a hooded oriole (Icterus cucullatus) whose mate is nesting in the orange tree behind him. He keeps an eye on me when I’m working from our back deck.

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Sage Osterfeld
I’m just a guy with nearly an acre of dirt, a nice little mid-century ranch house and a near-perfect climate. But in my mind I’m a landscaper survivalist craftsman chef naturalist with a barbeque the size of a VW and my own cable TV show. I like to write about the stuff I build, grow and see here at Sage's Acre.

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