DNA Testing proves this bird not a Bullocks Oriole
Last Sunday November 30th, I was sitting at work and the Internet was abuzz with bird reports. A Mountain Bluebird near the Trail Road dump and a Bullocks Oriole in Pakenham.
I still had many hours to work and there was no way I could chase these birds, it would be dark by the time I finished.
Early Monday morning I went up to Pakenham, found the Oriole but spent the afternoon looking for the Mountain Bluebird, without luck.
I didn’t need photos of either of these birds….but would have loved to have them for my Ottawa list.
Ottawa Bird #251 – Bullocks Oriole
Here’s a photo of a Male Bullock’s Oriole from Texas
A few years ago I was in Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico and Mountain Bluebirds were everywhere.
Can’t wait to see what number 252 will be.
Ciao for now.