2013-03-23 Around Poway

Hooded Oriole - Icterus cucullatusWhen winter is ending and spring approaches in southern California, and we’ve been hosting dull, drab Yellow-Rumped Warblers for three months, the males shed their winter garb and don their new vernal finery. This is also the time that Hooded Orioles move in from their winter homes further south and set up territories in our neighborhoods. Flowers are not the only bright ornaments to decorate our yards.

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