An oriole spent some time yesterday examining a clear plastic feeder filled with sunflower seeds in Waltham. Hasn't come back that I've noticed.
--- On Wed, 4/29/09, Richard Harlow <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
From: Richard Harlow <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] oriole feeders
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Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 2:09 PM
I have had luck putting a wide headed nail in a fence post, cutting an Orange in half and piercing the orange on the nail or cutting a small X on the orange to put on the nail.
However, even though they do come to the orange, the tasty treat also attracts a whole host of other six legged creatures. :-)
Maeve Kim wrote:
> I'd love to hear other birders' success or failure with feeding orioles! Over the years, I've bought four feeders that were supposed to be irresistible to orioles. Along with the sugar-water solution in orange-colored feeders, I've put out oranges and jelly. And not once have I seen an oriole at any of the feeders. For two years in a row, Baltimore Orioles actually nested in my yard, flying back and forth over my feeders many times a day - and never showed any interest.
> I'm trying again this year. I already have my orange-colored nectar feeder filled and out, with orange halves displayed prominently, but my hopes are low. Any ideas????
> Maeve Kim
> Jericho Center