Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Smiling on a Saturday - The Orioles' Nest

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Smiling on a Saturday - The Orioles' Nest

Smiling on a Saturday - The Orioles' Nest

 

oriole nest

 

We have orioles (the Hooded kind) every year beginning in March, and this year finally bought feeders they can use which serve double duty for all the hummingbirds.

 

We also added the jelly feeders which get lots of activity and are fun to watch. The orioles (see the male below), finches, and the grosbeaks love the grape jelly - we buy the organic stuff from Trader Joe's. The orioles are pretty skittish so we don't usually see them on the feeders when we are sitting outside.

 

This morning I was out cleaning the back patio in preparation for dinner guests and happened to discover the orioles' nest in our neighbors palm tree, about 15 feet up. We've seen the Mom at the feeder with a young female for a few weeks but are wondering, since we saw the oriole enter the nest, whether they are starting a new family.

 

You can just see a bit of her head at the top of the nest.

 

Male Hooded Oriole at Feeder

male Hooded Oriole at feeder

 

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Comment balloon 27 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • July 07 2018 08:56PM

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Jeff- I don't think I've ever seen an Oriole!!! Don't you just love finding nests??!! We're a bit concerned with our Peahen sitting on 13 eggs in our backyard. Larry thinks they may be unfertilized so she's sitting there for nothing. Poor thing.  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 1 month ago

Jeff,

We have them around here, I did not know their name.  They are beautiful. A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 month ago

Hi Kathy Streib 

We had Baltimore Orioles back in New England and they were a beautiful orange and back. These hooded orioles look like they belong in the tropics!

Hope things work out for your Peahen! That's a lot of effort, and a LOT of eggs. Keep us posted!!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

They are pretty common I hear. I only know what they are because I looked them last year. And our wild bird store confirmed. We love watching them.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

Great picture Jeff Dowler, CRS an Oriole is a rare site here so it's nice to be reminded of their beauty.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate (Alliance Real Estate - Minot) about 1 month ago

I thought the birds only came back to Capistrano Jeff? Now I know what other birds fly south. 

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Professionals.) about 1 month ago

Morning again Jeff.

I can remember seeing one of those, but it's been a long time.  This reminds me I need to refill our hummingbird feeder

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 1 month ago

That is really cool, a literal bird sanctuary at your own home!  I really like the look of orioles!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 1 month ago

Well, we certainly have been attracting the birds in the Rain. Lol. Our Junco nest, Kathy's peahen, and now your Orioles.  Love it - nature abounds. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) about 1 month ago

Good morning Jeff. Such a pleasant and up beat post. Have a great day.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 month ago

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm 

We enjoy them immensely. And now with the feeders we see them often. Before they were always hidden in the trees!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 

Well I have seen the swallows in San Juan Capistrano (about 45 minutes north of us). I understand from my reading that the orioles spend their winters in Mexico where it's warmer.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

Hi Jeff - when you mentioned orioles I was also think of the Baltimore Oriole.  Never saw this kind.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 1 month ago

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS, I've never seen an Oriole, pretty cool to have them in your backyard. Nice picture.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 1 month ago

James Dray

Thanks for stopping by! Glad it was a good reminder for you. I try to take care of our feeders regularly, including cleaning them.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

They are really beautiful Brian England 

The bright yellow reminds me of birds we see at the zoo in tropical exhibits.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

I really enjoy how so many here share things about where they live, and not just real estate. I'll have to go look for your junco nest.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

Hi Sheila Anderson 

Seeing the orioles makes me smile. We enjoyed seeing the Mom feeding the baby several times. And I was thrilled to discover the nest - not sure how long it’s been there or if it was new.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

Hi Grant Schneider 

That was what I was used to back East, too. I had no idea what these birds were until I looked it up. And I didn’t realize they migrated until we saw them for the first time in the spring.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

Hi Beth Atalay 

They really are fun. We didn’t see them much since they tend to be elusive, until we bought the hummingbird feeder the bird store recommended since it would also attract the orioles. And boy, has it. They found it right away

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

I love hearing the birds talking to each other. I don't care for the nests being close to the house and do not like the mess under them.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 1 month ago

Pretty birds!  And what an interesting and new looking nest.  I wonder how many hours they spent putting that together?

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) about 1 month ago

We don’t see orioles in our part of the country. We have mostly Robins and Cardinals for color.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) about 1 month ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds 

I enjoy hearing the birds, although not before the sun rises!  Agree about the nesting.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

Hi Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 

It certainly looks like it was a chore. We have had some windy days and I had to wonder about the next flapping up and down in the breezes.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad (Solutions Real Estate ) about 1 month ago

LOVE your photos, Jeff - the coloring on the Oriole is just beautiful! 

Hope you had a great dinner Saturday evening!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 1 month ago

It must be wonderful to have that variety of bird life at your home, Jeff.  I haven't seen an Oriole in years.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

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