Feed suet in upside down feeder. Only Woodpeckers,Chichadees and Orioles will eat upside down so eliminates Jay's and Blackbirds.
Placing an orange in small plastic dish attached to wooden rail or branch works well
and Abit if Vicks Vaporub near it will discourage squirrels. Works on top of bird feeders as well and they remember so don't come back.
On Friday, May 17, 2019 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