Wow, the ornamental carp in Golden Gate Park are looking good these days – the best I’ve seen, in all my years.
And they’re quite friendly. See?
Your pet-store Cherry-Headed Conures certainly are handsome animules (see below), but our Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill don’t really belong in Frisco, not really.
So the Hooded Oriole takes the crown
Here’s one [oh, if you want to add your comment to all the others, use this link] at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake from, IDK, a decade ago? This male has a blush of orange, as is typical for this time of year – they generally have more of a pure yellow color at other times:
Now here are your beauty champs from the 415’s Import Division:
A friendly pair in the Presidio.
They love to fly…
and eat flowers.
Look to the skies…
As seen on Strawberry Hill at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, back when there was an ornamental fan palm at the south end of the northern bridge:
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This is the post from a while back – lots of comments are there.
I don’t know where these little yellow fellows go the rest of the year, but these days they’re in Golden Gate Park.
So if you see a flash of bright orangey-yellow up in the air, it very well could be a hooded oriole.
Here’s one at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake from a few years back. This male has a blush of orange as is typical for this time of year – they generally have more of a pure yellow color at other times:
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(Or you might spot a similar-looking yellow-headed blackbird around town, but probably not.)
Look to the Skies for Signs and Wonders.