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Fri, 17 May 2019 21:01:12 -0400
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Hi. At least a couple of Orioles here at our house in Monkton. I hang
sliced oranges from plastic coat hangers and also put some on branches. Its
a full time job! Every couple of hours replenish the oranges. They are
drinking hummingbird water and eating suet. Saw one doing a birdie leg
split balancing between two hummer feeders. The hole in the feeder has to
be large so the feeders with the teeny opening on a yellow plastic flower
doesn't work for these guys. They seem to be active from early morning
until almost sunset. They are so bright that we can see their flight from
our house to across the road headed towards Cedar Lake. Helena in Monkton.

On Fri, May 17, 2019, 8:02 PM Mary And Ken Spencer <
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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
> Sent from my iPad
> > On May 17, 2019, at 7:44 PM, Martha Pfeiffer <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >   Martha Pfeiffer, Dorset
> >