|By Ellen Muller on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 - 11:09 pm:|
Thanks to a tip from Peggy Bowen, I got these pictures of the yellow oriole.
|By Niki Harris on Wednesday, March 7, 2001 - 11:17 pm:|
Again: gorgeous photos! Thanks, Ellen and Peg :-)
|By Kerri Freeman on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 2:40 am:|
How handsome this fella is. Is the beak curved just at the tip? Or dead straight? I guess straight for insect eater esp. on the ground? How big?
|By Peggy Bowen on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 11:43 am:|
Ellen has a bunch more great pictures of the yellow oriole - I am sure she will post more if asked.
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 12:46 pm:|
|By Dara Walter on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 2:32 pm:|
Do Bonairean Yellow Orioles also like cheap grape jelly and oranges? I have a Baltimore Oriole that uses a 60 ft Cottonwood in my yard for nesting. There are now the remnants of three nests hanging, interestingly all on the south side of the tree, at about 50 ft. In an interview with David Sibley (Sibley Guide to NA Birds)on MN Public Radio last Monday, he indicated that male Orioles have not only a common song, but develop their own unique song phrasings, which they sing throughout their life. So, if you learn the individual's song, you can positively identify that bird year to year. I do not know if this applies to all orioles, or only the northern variety.
|By Glen Reem on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 3:34 pm:|
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 3:43 pm:|
Actually, unless we delete something or the server glitches, we never have any threads or messages disappear, after any amount of time (this is a sore point for certain parts of the Bonaire tourism community which would prefer some messages to vanish as soon as they are posted, and if not then very soon thereafter :-) ).
|By Dara Walter on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 4:09 pm:|
Should we ask Jerry for permission to post his bird list? Or ask if he will post? I have a copy from him from last November, and he periodically updates it.
|By Peggy Bowen on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 4:58 pm:|
I think you should ask Jerry to 'post' his list -- or maybe I can post a list on 'my' website or can help format something for another website....
|By Glen Reem on Thursday, March 8, 2001 - 11:12 pm:|
|By Niki Harris on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 12:24 am:|
Glen, while the threads might disappear from "last day" or "last week", you can view the Topics page, also a button, and under each Topic you see each thread.
|By Glen Reem on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 12:03 pm:|
|By Ellen Muller on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 9:23 pm:|
Dara, I don't know about cheap grape jelly. This yellow oriole sampled the orange and then flew off to eat more insects.
|By Kerri Freeman on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 11:42 pm:|
Peggy,thanks. Webster must have eaten your post, so didn't see it 'til today. Why was 'troupial' introduced? By Nature? By design? I know Hawaii and some other places are having problems with plants and animals that were accidental migrants and found the climate and soil perfect. Even just 1 plant in someone's garden as a reminder of home.Are the Troupials damaging Oriole eggs, like a Jay? Or out-competing them for food? Or is it population/habitat since Ellen says they are scarce on Aruba,too.
|By Kerri Freeman on Friday, March 9, 2001 - 11:52 pm:|
Oops, remembered Ellen said Troupials are egg-stealers. But they seem to have got a heck of an edge since they came...?!
|By Ellen Muller on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 12:53 am:|
Kerri, this is an excerpt from a wonderful but unfortunately out of print book "Birds of the Netherland Antilles" by Prof. K. H. Voous. I am trying to find a copy of this book for myself!
|By Kerri Freeman on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 1:32 am:|
You read my mind. I was going to ask a name. This stuff happens everywhere. Biologicals were introduced into Lake Ontario to do something or other. Then Lamprey Eels.Or maybe we had those. Now some ship brought us a present of Zebra Mussels,and they're ready to introduce something to 'naturally' prey on Zebra Mussels.If there are hardy Northern Crocodiles, who eat Zebra Mussels, please don't tell them. .....So Orioles lose unless they take out some Troupials? Although it seems like even that would be temporary....
|By Ellen Muller on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 1:48 am:|
Ahhh, and I remember the curse of the introduced Australian pine( Causaurina equisetifolia L.) from my time living on Sanibel Island in Florida.
|By Kerri Freeman on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 2:37 am:|
Yup.And all the pippy-poo garden folk are telling us to plant Bamboo!! Could I hear the folks in the Southland comment on Kudzu?...Easy!.... gentlefolk read these boards....Like my Mom used to say, 'Your grandmother could be your grandfather if she had whiskers'. And they want permission for humans to mess with DNA? First we gotta figure out 'geraniums'!
|By Barry Baker on Saturday, March 10, 2001 - 9:14 am:|
Bravo Kerri, nuff said
|By camerieresonia on Wednesday, October 24, 2001 - 1:51 pm:|
VERY SUPER PICTURE, thanks SONIA
|By Charlie Ribbens (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 11:03 am:|
Ellen, I'm new to Bonaire message board. I'm a Michigan transplant living in Savannah, GA for the past 21 years. I've been birding for years and I would like to get ahold of a book on the birds of the Bonaire/Aruba areas. I recently made my first journey to Aruba and have vowed to return to those islands and do more exploring. I just found a copy of the Pompiamentu dictionary and study guide...it's a language I would like to learn. Let me know where to get a bird book, if you would please. Or anyone else reading this. Thanks all!!
|By Mickey McCarthy (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #239) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 2:21 pm:|
|By Freddie (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #6968) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 2:38 pm:|
try this one on ebay it is in Dutch.. $5 one day left for bidding..
|By Ellen Muller (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #379) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 4:40 pm:|
Thanks Mickey and Freddie, I later found a copy at the Bonaire library and had it printed out!
|By Charlie Ribbens (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Wednesday, December 28, 2005 - 5:12 pm:|
Thanks All...especially you, Ellen, Mickey and Freddie!
|By Don Kirkpatrick (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 3:04 pm:|
We have new visitors at our southern California home. It is a Yellow Oriole and has been eating out of our hummingbird feeder for the last couple of weeks. We think that there is a pair as we see a lighter yellow bird also at the feeder. I thought that these birds were more tropical, like South America.
|By Mare (Moderator) (Moderator - Post #2) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 10:50 pm:|
|By Don Kirkpatrick (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 11:43 pm:|
Thanks to Mare in pointing me in the right direction for adding pictures to my messages.
|By Cynde (Moderator) (Moderator - Post #465) on Thursday, June 28, 2007 - 10:30 am:|
Don, welcome to Bonaire Talk! The pictures also have to be under 50kb. If you have problems with sizing, you can always email it to the moderators at email@example.com and we can help you out.
|By Mare (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1769) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 11:20 am:|
|By jennifer Eveleth (BonaireTalker - Post #19) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 12:16 pm:|
hi So Cal people:
|By Kini - Bubble "no trip in sight either" (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2158) on Friday, June 29, 2007 - 12:35 pm:|
Hi Jennifer, my husband and I grew up in San Diego, I went to Mission Bay High School (many moons ago...lol). Check out the link to our next left coast mini meet in August in Dana Point!
|By Don Kirkpatrick (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Monday, July 2, 2007 - 11:53 pm:|
|By Mare (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1777) on Tuesday, July 3, 2007 - 2:38 pm:|
You're welcome Don,
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