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Monday, April 27, 2009

Favorite Oriole feeders

You can attract orioles with suet, nuts, mealworms, nectar, grape jelly, or fruit (oranges, grapes, apples).

If you have an extra suet feeder, I thought Droll Yankees was clever to suggest it could be used as fruit holder.

I also recommend two other feeders made by Bird's Choice. The first one that I use is the unique Wild Birds Unlimited feeder that offers three ways in which to attract orioles: nectar, oranges, and jelly.

The second feeder I recommend is the Poly-lumber feeder made from recycled milk jugs. It has lifetime guarantee to never crack, split or fade, stainless steel screws, thick, heavy-duty acrylic roof to allow Orioles to see the food and protects it from rain, and two removable cups to dispense grape jelly (Orioles’ favorite jelly flavor) and two pegs for orange halves. Cups also may be used to feed mealworms, peanuts, chopped fruit, suet nuggets, and a variety of other foods.

5 comments:

Nancy H. said...

Just to let you know that the Orioles have at least been here this year
as of Sunday 4/26! They visited both our liquid feeder and orange piece
all morning and again on Monday morning--so don't wait until Mothers Day
to get the Oriole feed out! We're on the LookingGlass River near
Dewitt.

Wild Birds Unlimited said...

Thank you for the update! My feeder in East Lansing has been out since the 25th. We usually have visitors the first week of May but I put it out early just in case some young male wants to beat the competition to the prime nesting grounds.
Happy Birding and keep me posted.

Anonymous said...

We just bought the Poly-lumber feeder on Sunday afternoon from your store. I am happy to say that I am watching an Oriole eating meal worms in the feeder as I write. We're just north of Lake Lansing. Very excited...this is the first Oriole spotting for me. We have grape jelly in one bowl, meal worms in another and an orange. He seems most interested in the worms.

Wild Birds Unlimited said...

That's great! I'm always relieved when a bird takes to a new feeder immediately. Spring is an exciting time to bird feed. A lot of birds have made amazing journeys and I'm sure they appreciate your warm welcome!

Anonymous said...

We are enjoying a pair of these amazing birds in our back yard right now. They really like the grape jelly and I'm going to put out more foods they like. What a delightful bird. Birding is a fun pastime. We live just outside of Mt. Vernon and I want my back yard to be a bird haven.