Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm the Gulf of Mexico

Baltimore Oriole
Originally uploaded by Laura Erickson
People don't think of us orioles as coastal birds. We nest away from the Gulf of Mexico, and winter in Central and South America. But almost all of us find ourselves along the Gulf Coast during our journeys from here to there. It's a friendly environment (well, except for those friggin' hawks migrating at the same time), and a happenin' place--swampy woods along the coast are the right place to pig out on bugs and fruits before lighting out for the territory.

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