1. English and Scientific names:  Bullock’s Oriole (Icterus bullockii)

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage): one, adult male

3. Locality: Parish:   Jefferson____________________________________________

   Specific Locality: LaFreniere Park Metairie _______________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed:  12/12/2013

5. Time(s) of day when observed:  11:00 am

6. Reporting observer and address:  Mary Mehaffey, Folsom, LA 70437

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):  Susan Epps

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):  Glenn Ousset on 12/11/2013

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): partly cloudy, bird in cypress tree with minimal foliage with light penetrating the foliage

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition):  8 x 40 binoculars

11. Distance to bird(s): 25 feet

12. Duration of observation: 5 minutes

13. Habitat:  wooded swamp next to large pond

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation):  flew into trees, resting on branch, and moving from branch to branch

15. Description (include only what was actually seen, not what "should" have been seen; include if possible: total length/relative size compared to other familiar species, body bulk, shape, proportions, bill, eye, leg, and plumage characteristics. Stress features that separate it from similar species):  oriole type bird, with bright orange face and breast, yellow-orange belly and vent, black cap and black eye-line, black back and wings with one large white wing bar, dark, slim, and pointed bill    

16. Voice:  identified with stokes bird calls

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):  Baltimore Oriole male has complete black head and two small white wing bars on black wings, Hooded Oriole male has orange cap with black throat and no black eye-line

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Mary Mehaffey, attached

19. Previous experience with this species:  I have seen this species in west Texas, Arizona, and Nevada

20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):

a. at time of observation:  Sibley’s Guide to Birds North America

b. after observation: National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

21. This description is written from: ___x__ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);_____notes made after the observation (date:_____); _____memory.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain: Yes

23. Date:_2/16/2014_________Time:__7:00 am_____