Date: 5/3/18 7:40 pm
From: Juliet Berger <juliet.berger...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Best oriole feeder options
We had a great yard day too. Orioles at the Nectar feeders, galore.
Here's a link to our eBird checklist with some fun photos from my husband,
Scott Huizenga
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45226111

Juliet Berger
Washtenaw Audubon

On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 12:25 PM, outfresh via Birders <
<birders...> wrote:

> I think everyone was just backed up by weather and they all headed up here
> on Tues pm, making Wed THE day! The present weather will likely keep there
> here until it clears, so keep the feeders full so they can replenish for
> the journey ahead.
>
> Cathy Theisen, DVM
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Merrily Hart <merrilyhart...>
> To: birding list <birders...>
> Sent: Thu, May 3, 2018 11:52 am
> Subject: Re: [birders] Best oriole feeder options
>
> I have Orchard Orioles for the first time at my feeders today, along with
> the Baltimore Orioles, Rose Breasted Grosbeaks and hummingbirds that
> arrived yesterday.
>
> Any explanation for the appearance of Orchard Orioles in places they have
> not previously visited?
>
> Merrily Hart
> Ann Arbor, south side
>
> On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 11:16 AM, outfresh via Birders <
> <birders...> wrote:
>
> 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
> www.cathythevet.net
> 734-864-2381
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> -----Original Message-----
> 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
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> On Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:48 AM, Bob Bethune <bobbethune...> wrote:
>
> I have an empty shepherds crook among my feeders in my backyard which it
> would seem to me could be well used for an oriole feeder. I’d appreciate
> any pointers on picking the best oriole feeder for that application.
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