Golden Oriole

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  1. jumartoo

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    A few days ago here in Spain we began to hear the song of a Golden Oriole. We then started to see a male on the mulberry trees outside our windows.

    Yesterday evening we saw a female also (or so we thought). With minutes there were three or four greenish orioles. Is it possible that these are the young, already fledged? Also, if so, as we've only heard them for four days would a whole family travel in together?

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    Poor shot as taken through the window with a mobile phone
     
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    The juveniles look a bit spotted according to this image:

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    Either his kids or his harem!
     
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    Thanks for posting that Judith, we saw one when lunching along the sea front in Almeriamar a couple of days ago but didn't have a clue what it was. We only have one bird book in the van and it's British Birds! Pointless bringing it really.
     
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