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Seeking Baltimore Oriole Confirmation

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Taken today in East Texas (Tyler):  I think the bright orange is good for Baltimore, but there has been an influx of Orchard Oriole sightings in the area. My first time seeing either. Requesting confirmation. Thank you!

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I tried grape jelly for most of March and early April and it didn't even draw flies.  I'm trying raisins in the same feeder now.

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I have heard, never tried, that peppermint mouth wash, after you boil the alcohol out of it for a spell is dynamite for hummers.There is a ranch out in Utah that uses it.Lots of hummers-when I was there sitting on a bench observing, it reminded me of a Harry Potter movie where all of the keys are flying around.

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14 hours ago, John Landon said:

I have heard, never tried, that peppermint mouth wash, after you boil the alcohol out of it for a spell is dynamite for hummers.There is a ranch out in Utah that uses it.Lots of hummers-when I was there sitting on a bench observing, it reminded me of a Harry Potter movie where all of the keys are flying around.

Sounds unhealthy for the birds, in addition to being expensive and time-consuming.  Hummers need sucrose; their bodies can’t process anything else.  Boiling 4 parts water to 1 part sugar for a couple of minutes is the cheapest, fastest way to provide what they need.  

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12 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Sounds unhealthy for the birds, in addition to being expensive and time-consuming.  Hummers need sucrose; their bodies can’t process anything else.  Boiling 4 parts water to 1 part sugar for a couple of minutes is the cheapest, fastest way to provide what they need.  

And stuff with NO DYE!!! 😣

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