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We have been slicing an orange in half and putting the halves in a suet 
feeder and they are loving it!

Peter & Carol
Lake Pauline, Ludlow
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "- Maeve Kim" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 8:40 AM
Subject: oriole feeders


>I need help!! Mundi in Pownal said she's had orioles come to her feeders
> finally, after three years. I've been trying for five years, with a 
> variety of
> feeders that are billed as "irresistible" to orioles. Each spring, I've 
> had
> orioles nesting in trees right above the feeders but never approaching to 
> feed.
> This morning, I listened from before five AM until after eight as an 
> oriole sang
> repeatedly, every few seconds - right near two bright-orange feeders full 
> of
> fresh sugar water. I've tried nectar feeders, grape jelly and oranges and, 
> to
> my knowledge, not a single oriole has ever had a single sip, lap, dip or 
> munch.
> Does anyone have any suggestions? Mundi,   did you move your feeders? 
> Should
> feeders be in the open or near perches or under trees?
>
> Thanks - Maeve Kim, Jericho Center