2020 Hooded Orioles Nesting site in our back yard
I have had a pair of Orioles nest on the side of our house. Their nest has been built between a rolldown blind and a screen door, that we wedge in place so it will not move during nesting season. We have had 27 babies fledge from our site over the last 4 years. This year I plan to mount a nestcam to capture more of their behavior. I do have video, however that has not been loaded online yet
Hooded Oriole Nest in the middle of San Diego neighborhooD!
Hooded orioles are thriving in our neighborhood. You can see them when you go on walks hanging out in the high palm trees. This nest is only about 6 feet from the ground, but is pretty safe from predators. These little guys are miracles. The palm leaf they are in broke down and I had to duck tape it back up to another leaf and the stalk of the tree to keep it going. And then it started to die so I had to create a wooden stake that I painted lime green like the leaf and put it under the leaf with an old oriole nest on the top of it and nestled it in right next to the nest. Working great so far!