Saturday, April 28, 2007

Baltimore Orioles

Here is another bird in the "coming soon" category. Today, Youtube brings you the Baltimore Oriole. Actually, orioles ought to be in town already. If you have not seen one yet, you will be seeing one soon.

First, an up-close view of an oriole eating:

Next, a video of an oriole singing:

Speaking of migratory birds, this weekend the National Zoo is holding its International Migratory Bird Day celebration. If you visit the Zoo this weekend, you can meet representatives of conservation organizations, including the DC Audubon Society, Maryland Ornithological Society, DC Fisheries and Wildlife, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, National Wildlife Federation, National Park Service, the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, and many others.