When do the orioles arrive?
I always say orioles are the last to arrive in the spring and first to
leave in the summer. I'll have my feeder on the
window at the East Lansing Wild Birds Unlimited
store up by the end of April waiting for him arrive.
Orioles eat a variety of fruits, nectar, bugs, and nuts. The best way to
attract orioles to your yard is with feeders that offer suet, nuts,
mealworms, nectar, grape jelly, or fruit (oranges, grapes, apples).
In July orioles become more secretive. As Baltimore Oriole babies become
independent, parents begin their fall molt and are more susceptible to
predators as they grow a new set of feathers. Peak migration is August
and September but some begin as early as July if they are done nesting.
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Facts on the Baltimore Oriole http://bit.ly/GzSTbi
Where do orioles winter? http://bit.ly/GAeWv5
Close-up of Baltimore Oriole http://bit.ly/GAf6T7
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