The flash of fire at the top of the elm tree. A clear, flute-like whistle in late spring.
A hanging basket nest.
These are the trademarks of one of our most striking birds—the Baltimore Oriole.
The male bird is absolutely brilliant in jet black and bright orange.
During the courting season, he is likely to sing from the top of the tree. And when he flies into the sunshine, his presence is flashed immediately.
The female is quite dull, mostly yellowish-olive with a suggestion of orange.