I spotted that rich golden color up in the berry tree today–the female Baltimore Oriole was back, enjoying more berries.

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And here she is just before she flew off.

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Now this little bird on a branch was a puzzle to me at first, with its stocky body and its olive green and brown coloring.

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But when I went closer I saw it was actually a leaf hanging from the tree branch! The stem of the leaf was sticking out in just the right place and at just the right angle to look like a bird’s bill at a distance.

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One more bird today–a real one this time. I’m pretty sure it’s a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

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