- Add another Hooded Oriole nesting site to your list. For four days in a row I have seen Hooded Orioles in the immediate vicinity of 501 Sherry St. (northwest Ukiah), and today got absolute identification of a pair going and coming from a palm tree in the front yard of this address. There are two palm trees. Their apparent nesting site is in the tree to the west. I first saw a male Hooded Oriole in the general neighborhood on March 29.
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- Thu, 15 May 2003 -- I went to the 501 Sherry location on a trip to Ukiah to
look for Hooded Orioles. I parked across the street and watched the tree.
It took about 20 seconds for the male to appear and about 90 seconds for
the female. Very nice views.
Then I went to the Pomo Drive location which I have been checking
about once a week since late March without luck. After watching the palm
tree for about 15 minutes, I saw a female Hooded visit the blossoms on the
Bottlebrush at 805 Pomo Drive. She flew off to the south down Pomo Drive
followed by a male Hooded. I never saw either in the palm tree. Later a
male Bullock's visited the Bottlebrush too. I checked about six other
fan-palms in the wider neighborhood, but never saw the orioles again.
They're in the neighborhood, but where are they nesting?
George Chaniot, Potter Valley
Note: I have not been receiving Mendobirds messages since 12 May. Is anyone
else (presumably reading this on the web) also having this difficulty?
- Neighbors directly to the south and a few lots north have fan palms,
and I'd seen hooded oriole here last summer. This morning a large
shrub/small tree in the neighbor's yard was playing host to a
beautiful male plus what appeared to be a female and a couple of
fledglings. Didn't have any other fruit handy, so have put out a
little wedge of watermelon.
- Tue, 22 Jul 2008 -- Today there was a lot of HOODED ORIOLE activity along
Leslie Street in Ukiah. They appeared to be a pair of adults and several
juveniles. Most of the activity was centered around the two fan palms in the
600 block of Leslie, but they ranged wider through the neighborhood. During
the heat of the day they spent most of their time in the deep shade of the
lower palm leaves.
Both a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE and a RINGED TURTLE-DOVE were singing in
the same neighborhood.
Potter Valley, MEN, CA