When the government funds a publication, it is automatically in the public domain. How lucky are we that The Department of the Interior published Fifty Birds of Town and City. Now we can enjoy lovely bird drawings like the Baltimore Orioles shown here. Each bird profile also included a small black and white silhouette version of each bird too, so I’ll be sharing that with you too.
Baltimore Orioles winter in South America but they spend the rest of the year between north Texas and Nova Scotia. They make pendent nests that are cleverly hidden among the leaves of the tree and are often only found in the fall after the leaves have fallen. They are smaller than a robin and their orange is brighter than a robin’s coloring. They like groves and shade trees and don’t seem to mind living in residential areas.