I need help!! Mundi in Pownal said she's had orioles come to her feeders
finally, after three years. I've been trying for five years, with a variety of
feeders that are billed as "irresistible" to orioles. Each spring, I've had
orioles nesting in trees right above the feeders but never approaching to feed.
This morning, I listened from before five AM until after eight as an oriole sang
repeatedly, every few seconds - right near two bright-orange feeders full of
fresh sugar water. I've tried nectar feeders, grape jelly and oranges and, to
my knowledge, not a single oriole has ever had a single sip, lap, dip or munch.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Mundi, did you move your feeders? Should
feeders be in the open or near perches or under trees?
Thanks - Maeve Kim, Jericho Center