Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

  • Mood:

New Bird

There is a tiny black-and-orange bird flitting around the birdfeeders in the forest garden.  It is mostly dark but with a narrow band of bright orange around its middle and orange edges on the tail.  The closest I could find was the black-and-orange flycatcher, but that's in India, which seems ... unlikely.  The closest I could find for America was the baltimore oriole, but I have seen those before and it doesn't look much like that.  This is smaller and differently patterned.  Go figure.

I really hope that some poor flycatcher didn't fall through a wormhole in India and land here.  That would not end well.

EDIT 9-7-19: New hypothesis -- American redstart.  I have no idea why this did not appear when I searched for black and orange birds in Illinois.  Thanks to the folks who suggested this possibility.
Tags: birdfeeding, illinois, nature, personal, wildlife
  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.