New World Blackbirds, Orioles, Bobolink et al Icteridae (2)
(Banner photos: Bobolink by Allan C. Morgan)
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus
2003 Cape Clear Island, 10th October, third Irish record.
Distribution: Breeds across central North America, rarer in the west and winters in mid South America. (Cornell Bird Lab)
Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula
2006 A 1st winter bird on Cape Clear from the 12th to the 19th October.
No longer accepted - 1962 On board RMS Mauretania in Cork Harbour, October.
Distribution: Breeds in large parts of east and central North America. Winters in central America and the Carribean. (Cornel Bird Labs)