Date: 5/3/18 8:16 am From: outfresh via Birders <birders...> Subject: Re: [birders] Best oriole feeder options
We put out orange halves and grape jelly at 4 different locations. Staring yesterday, we have 6 Baltimores and 4 Orchards, and are renewing feeding stations twice daily! Have never had more than one orchard previous to this, so a great treat!
Cathy Theisen, DVM
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From: Janet Hinshaw <jhinshaw...>
To: Bob Bethune <bobbethune...>; birders <birders...>
Sent: Thu, May 3, 2018 10:28 am
Subject: Re: [birders] Best oriole feeder options
We like the flat disk kind with wells for jelly. The orioles will drink sugar water, but usually only for a few weeks in the spring. Then they stop coming, at least at our house. If you want them to come all summer, put out grape jelly. We usually don't even put the sugar water in, just the jelly. Previously we had trouble with the orioles sabotaging the hummingbird feeders. They pull off the wasp guards so they can drink. Once we put out the jelly, they stopped bothering the hummingbird feeders.
Janet Hinshaw ph: 734-764-0457
Bird Division Collection Manager fax: 734-998-0038
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