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hilke breder <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Sat, 18 May 2019 09:43:58 -0400
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I put a small glass dish with grape jelly  on our deck railing and have had
plenty of comers, both male and female.. Have to watch for squirrels
because they can  empty the dish within minutes.

Hilke Breder'

On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 7:37 AM Martha & Bill McClintock <
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> My orange feeders are tuna cans, spray painted orange, with some holes with
> string for hanging.  Half an orange sits nicely in them.  Hummingbirds
> visit from time to time as well.   Attracted to the color or actually
> eating?
> Martha
> On Fri, May 17, 2019, 6:44 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
> >