Oriole in the rain


Hugh Ranson
 

At around 1 pm today there was a female Hooded/Orchard Oriole feeding on persimmons at Monroe School on the Mesa. Judging by the curvature of the bill, the drab coloration below, and the non-contrasty wing bars, I amĀ  leaning towards Hooded. I didn't get a decent look at the tail. I might go back out with the camera if the rain stops this afternoon.

Hugh Ranson
Santa Barbara