Chalk up another first, as this Orchard Oriole is the first male I have ever photographed. Last year, I shot a pair of females, which was really exciting, but the beauty of this male outshines all!
The smallest North American oriole, the Orchard Oriole is found nesting in shade trees along streams, rivers and lakes, and on farms and parklands. The rich chestnut color of the adult male can be so dark that he may appear all black before you get your binoculars on him. Source: All About Birds