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Mary And Ken Spencer <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 17 May 2019 20:02:30 -0400
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I have had orioles for about a week or so, just by slicing oranges and sticking them on the end of branches of a lilac bush which is right outside our window.  If there is one in the area I think he will find it right away.  I had one within an hour .  Good luck!  

Mary spencer
Duxbury

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> On May 17, 2019, at 7:44 PM, Martha Pfeiffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> Several years ago I put up the red plastic Oriole feeder and didn't have any takers even though I did have an Oriole or two passing through in migration. A couple of weeks ago one came to my suet feeder for a flash of a second. Yesterday, another appearance. This bird went right to the suet location but I had stopped putting it out for a few days because of the influx of black birds and Jays. So off went the Oriole.Today I hear one singing near my property. I would love to know what kind of feeder to use - how to put out oranges, location of feeder, or any secret methods of attracting an Oriole.Maeve, your story left me yearning!! Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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> Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset
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