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Hi, All.  

Everyone around here is posting about the various oriole species that visit their yards so I want to attract them to mine, also.  I read that these particular birds seek out the color orange and like fruit and grape jelly.  I have ordered an orange-colored feeder that will hold fruit &/or jelly. I didn't order the oriole nectar feeder.  Should I?  Any other suggestions?

 

 

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Cutting oranges in half and mounting them out in the open where they're visible to migrating Orioles passing through might help lure them to your yard. I suggest using halves instead of slices, halves won't dry out as quickly as the slices that dry out from both sides, and halves can be rehydrated with water or fresh orange juice. Suet cages can also be used to hold the orange halves and prevent them from being carried away by squirrels, which also like oranges. As for buying an oriole feeder for nectar, I would recommend one myself. Orioles will frequent hummingbird feeders but the perches are usually too small for them, which makes for some pretty entertaining attempts to get nectar but usually the feeder tips enough from the Orioles weight that the nectar starts to pour out of the feeding ports. Oriole feeders are designed for the heavier Orioles and have the bigger perches to accommodate their size. Hummingbirds will also take advantage of an Oriole nectar feeder so yeah, I'd recommend getting one.

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11 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

I put jelly out last March and April for three consecutive weeks.  All I attracted was mold.

😬 We already have plenty of that.  

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7 hours ago, Onthefeeder said:

Oranges are the oriole magnet for sure!  I have a oriole feeder that holds an orange, grape jelly, and sugar water. They go for the orange most of the time. I also have an orange I just speared on the top of a pointy metal garden decoration and they come to that as well. This article explains further:  https://www.onthefeeder.com/attract-baltimore-orioles/

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On 5/14/2021 at 4:39 PM, floraphile said:

It's a solicitor linking to a commercial website.

All I see is a website with some articles on how to attract birds to your yard. And I can't find anything for sell.

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How to make an Oriole feeder at home at no cost: I used a bale and a Deli cup to make the Oriole feeder. I used baling wire and a Deli cup to make an Oriole feeder. The first step is to drill some small holes at the bottom of the deli cup. Then, I made a circle with wire that is just the right size to carry the deli cup. It is recommended to use pliers to secure and tighten. The next step is to bend the baling wire end to hang the deli cup onto the Poole feeder. Finally, I put their favorite food in that homemade feeder, which is jelly. As expected, the orioles proved to be very fond of them.

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51 minutes ago, SteveEarsom said:

How to make an Oriole feeder at home at no cost: I used a bale and a Deli cup to make the Oriole feeder. I used baling wire and a Deli cup to make an Oriole feeder. The first step is to drill some small holes at the bottom of the deli cup. Then, I made a circle with wire that is just the right size to carry the deli cup. It is recommended to use pliers to secure and tighten. The next step is to bend the baling wire end to hang the deli cup onto the Poole feeder. Finally, I put their favorite food in that homemade feeder, which is jelly. As expected, the orioles proved to be very fond of them.

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Thanks for theThats great news charlie!  I looked it up and it is a possibility in the Beaverton oregon area.  I have not seen one yet but next summer I will put out some orange halves in suet cages so the squirrels cannot get at them as well.

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On 11/11/2021 at 10:04 PM, SteveEarsom said:

How to make an Oriole feeder at home at no cost: I used a bale and a Deli cup to make the Oriole feeder. I used baling wire and a Deli cup to make an Oriole feeder. The first step is to drill some small holes at the bottom of the deli cup. Then, I made a circle with wire that is just the right size to carry the deli cup. It is recommended to use pliers to secure and tighten. The next step is to bend the baling wire end to hang the deli cup onto the Poole feeder. Finally, I put their favorite food in that homemade feeder, which is jelly. As expected, the orioles proved to be very fond of them.

Attracting an oriole bird can be difficult, but if you know how to attract them by providing the foods they prefer, you can have these beautiful birds in your backyard as soon as possible by making a feeder for oriole birds, which does not have to be expensive.

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