Scott's Oriole (Icterus parisorum)
This Scott's Oriole, this first ever seen in North Carolina, appeared at Becky Duggan's feeder in January 2008. She notified Dwayne Martin, who confirmed that it appeared to be a Scott's and spread the word. A big thanks to the Duggans for inviting dozens of birders into their home as the oriole continued to visit their feeder for the next couple of weeks. Birders came from all over North Carolina and neighboring states to see this very rare stray from the southwestern US.
Catawba Co., NC 1/31/08.
We first spotted the bird far away and high up in the treetops.