Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Wednesday Wings - Return of The Male Orioles
When the male Orioles arrived on May 1, I was ready for them with my new Birds Choice Oriole Feeder SNOF, a gift to myself and my beautiful orange and black friends.
It has two spikes for oranges and two dishes for grape jelly. Since I've never had Orioles care to eat my grape jelly, I just plunked the orange halves in the dishes. After they arrived, I put out some grape jelly in one of the cups and surprise! With this perfect new feeder, they gobbled the jelly up.
My Orioles have always stopped coming to the feeder once the nest building started, but I've read they will continue to come for the grape jelly. I'm hoping that's what happens this year.
For a bonus, the Catbirds are coming to the feeder for the grape jelly. I've never had Catbirds at any feeder before and I'm thrilled to be able to get a better look at them. And, of course, take a few pictures.