FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Cauley Robert E 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Orchid Island Capital, Inc. [ ORC ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Executive Officer
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)
C/O BIMINI CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC, 3305 FLAMINGO DRIVE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
9/27/2022
(Street)
VERO BEACH, FL 32963
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock  9/27/2022    M    1065 (1) A $0  42784 (4) D   
Common Stock  9/27/2022    F    150 (3) D $10.22 (2) 42634  D   

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Performance Units   (1) 9/27/2022    M        1065.99    (1)  (1) Common Stock  1065.99  $0  20612 (5) D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  These shares represent 1,065 shares of the Company's common stock issued upon the vesting of Performance Units awarded to the Reporting Person on March 22, 2021 pursuant to the Issuer's 2012 Long Term Incentive Compensation Plan and 2020 Long Term Equity Incentive Compensation Plan. Cash was paid in lieu of issuing fractional shares based on the closing price of the Company's common stock on September 23, 2022.
(2)  The price represents the closing price of the Company's common stock on September 23, 2022.
(3)  The Reporting Person disposed of these shares of the Company's common stock to the Issuer to satisfy the Reporting Person's tax withholding obligations in connection with the vesting of shares.
(4)  The number of shares of common stock reflects the one-for-five reverse stock split, effective as of August 30, 2022.
(5)  The number of shares of common stock issuable upon the vesting of the remaining outstanding Performance Units was reduced as a result of the book value impairment event that occurred pursuant to the Company's Long Term Incentive Compensation Plans (the "Plans"). A book value impairment event occurs if the Company's book value per share declines by more than 15% during the quarter ended March 31, 2022 and the Company's book value per share decline from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 was more than 10%. The Plans provide that if such a book value impairment event occurs, then the number of outstanding performance units that are outstanding as of the last day of such two quarter period shall be reduced by 15%.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Cauley Robert E
C/O BIMINI CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC
3305 FLAMINGO DRIVE
VERO BEACH, FL 32963
X
Chief Executive Officer

Signatures
/s/ Robert E. Cauley 9/29/2022
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

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