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Baltimore Oriole Acrobatics

This male Baltimore oriole spent an entire morning foraging for food among the opening buds of several trees. It went to great lengths to reach insects and spiders hidden amongst the foliage – even suspending itself by one leg and balancing itself with one wing while it extracted a tasty morsel from the base of a leaf. We are indebted to this colorful songbird for its dietary preference for tent caterpillars, gypsy moth larvae and fall webworm caterpillars.