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and it’s about the size of a robin and they seen to travel in pairs. Anyone gotta guess?

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We have a pair of Great Kiskadees that have built a nest in a tall palm.  Interesting nest---woven oval with side entry.  They are named for their call: Kis-ka-dee!  Kis-ka-dee!  Loud, very active birds, fun to watch.  Our pool is their personal birdbath....they get a bit indignant when we use it.  

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Regular visitors to our dunk pool, we have at least 3- 2 adults & a smaller one getting training, diving from the roof of the Bodega or the pool deck. Great fun, if the pool cover is on they let us know that it needs to be removed! Their hilarious!

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Thanks all. Ours don’t swim they mostly raid the humming bird feeder and look and talk to themselves in the mirror over our outdoor bar. They can be raucous!

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On 5/1/2020 at 12:31 PM, Bisbee Gal said:

Interesting nest---woven oval with side entry.

And inside that nest is another small, soft nest they lay their eggs in. 

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On 5/2/2020 at 2:04 PM, nolajoe said:

The birds the OP refers to I think aren't Orioles but are Flycatchers. Do you have a picture of your visitors? They are quite different. Kiskadees sometimes catch fish like a kingfisher. They are resident in Mexico. Orioles eat mainly fruit but will take nectar. Kiskadees eat insects mainly but also eat fruit, lizards and fish and occasionally nectar. Without a picture we have to guess. The Kiskadee has black and white stripes on it's head-no orioles have this.   Both often travel in pairs. Kiskadees are raucous. Orioles are quieter. Orioles have a pendulous finely woven nest with a top entry usually. Kiskadees nest is more of a jumble often in the fork of a tree with a side entry.

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On 5/1/2020 at 5:51 PM, JRPJR said:

Thanks all. Ours don’t swim they mostly raid the humming bird feeder and look and talk to themselves in the mirror over our outdoor bar. They can be raucous!

It they raid the hummingbird feeder it is more likely to be some kind of Oriole.  Did they have several white stripes on their heads?

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There are 3-4 types of Orioles that visit this area.  All have different colored heads and wings and chest.

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There are about 10 species of Orioles here. Some are resident, some migrate.

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We have the orioles with the orange breasts as well. Fun to watch.

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