English and Scientific names:

Bullock's Oriole, Icterus bullocki

Number of individuals: 

One bird, a female


St. Tammany

Specific Locality:

256 Oak Drive, Mandeville LA

Date(s) when observed:

Jan. 30 - Feb. 12, 2010

Time(s) of day when observed:  

Visiting a feeder during the day.

Reporting observer and address:

Observer: Roxanne Pique'

Mandeville LA

Submitting the report:

John Sevenair,

New Orleans LA

Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):

I'm sure that Skip Pique', Roxanne's husband, also saw the bird.

Other observers who independently identified the bird(s)


Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):

Aside from the observer's name, the dates, and the location, this report consists entirely of the photographs. You can judge them as well as I can.

Optical equipment: 

Again, see the photographs.

Distance to bird(s): 

Probably 20 feet or so (approximate)

Duration of observation:

The bird visited the feeders for a couple of weeks.


A home in a suburban neighborhood with a golf course beyond the back fence.

Behavior of bird: 

Bird came to a feeder and was last seen on the day of a snowstorm.


See the photographs.


Not heard

Similar species:

The pattern of orange/yellow on the face and body suggest Bullock's rather than Baltimore to me.  The members of the LBRC are more expert on this than I am, so the final judgement will be yours.

Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

Photographs were obtained by Roxanne Pique' and are attached.

Previous experience with this species: 

None (Roxanne)

Identification aids:

I emailed a photo to Steve Cardiff, and he encouraged me to submit this record.

This description is written from: 

The record depends entirely on the photos.

Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain: 


Distinguishing Bullock's from Baltimore is not easy, but it looks good to me.



Date and time: 

February 24, 2010