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I have put oranges out for years and am visited by orioles often in the
spring....there are three here now.  They also like suet and this year, I
bought some "orange zest" suets, thinking that the orioles would love
them.   Big mistake...*No one* is visiting my suet feeders so I looked at
the label.  "Orange flavoring"  Does that mean artificial orange
flavoring?  Tomorrow the unflavored suet goes out.

Martha
(Usually) Birding is Westford


On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 9:15 AM Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Now I’m a believer! I’d heard and read for years that orioles find oranges
> and the color orange irresistible, so every single year I put out an orange
> plastic nectar feeder as well as some cut oranges. Once, ONCE, I saw an
> oriole at a hummingbird feeder. Just once, in over thirty years. But this
> year I tried again - and the orioles have been coming in groups! Yesterday
> one or two males made several visits to the orange, and this morning there
> were two males and a female at the same time. Their rich beautiful song is
> all around us now!
> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
>