A rarity in Baltimore

Last Sunday, after nearly a decade in Baltimore, I finally saw my first Baltimore Oriole. The feathered kind, icterus galbula, not the human baseball-playing species.

What a gorgeous bird. Smaller than I expected, and sad that there aren't more of them around.

Mrs. BaltoNorth and I saw it during a very pleasant six-hour kayak ride on the Gunpowder Falls. We went from Hereford all the way down to Loch Raven.

[N.B. I didn't take the photo. It's from Wikipedia.]

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