Upon reading a well written article last week on molting in the Orange County Register, I had stumbled across a Hooded Oriole amidst its molting phase at Treasure Island Park in Laguna Beach. In writing to the author “J.J.” (Jennifer) and submitting the photo, she was kind enough to place the molting Hooded Oriole image and my note on her blog just above the original article. Thanks to Jenn for her wonderful article and column on birding.
(click within this post to see the article and molting photo)
Here’s a quick link to J.J.’s article and blog
A Molting Hooded Oriole forages at Treasure Island Park on Sept 4, 2014