Hooded Orioles have Arrived

April 6, 2012

Our migrating population of Hooded Orioles (2 – 4 orioles call GNG home) is back in the garden and insects/flowers should beware! Hooded orioles feed on insects and pierce flowers to steal nectar. Stanford University has noticed an increasing number of Hooded Orioles in California due to the dense planting of tropical flowers and introduction of so many fan palms – their preferred nesting substrate.  

Hooded Oriole
Hooded Oriole

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