Volume 1, Plate 4

Orchard Oriole and female
Males of 2nd and 3rd year
Male in complete plumage
Egg of Orchard Oriole
Egg of Balitmore Oriole

Orchard Oriole

"They usually suspend their nests from the twigs of the apple tree; and often rom the extremities of the outward branches. It is formed exteriorly of a particular species of long tough, and flexible grass, knit or sewed through and through in a thousand directions, as if actually done with a needle. An old lady of my acquaintance, to whom I was one day showing this curious fabrication, after admiring its texture for some time, asked me, in a tone between joke and earnest, whether I did not think it possible to learn these birds to darn stockings?"