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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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9 hours ago, Colton V said:

I left out some orange slices one time, they turned hard as a brick... safe to say there's no orioles in my neighborhood. 

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

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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/

@Onthefeeder welcome to Whatbird!

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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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