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Its IS an Oriole!
#92390 March 4th, 2007 at 12:32 PM
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A few weeks ago I could have sworn I saw an oriole our of the corner of my eye at me feeders. Well, yesterday Marton saw him!I showed him some ID pics so we can be sure of what kind it is, in case he sees it again.

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#92391 March 4th, 2007 at 06:28 PM
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ORIOLE! perpl (Thorn puts his big glass of milk back in the Refrigerator.)

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#92392 March 4th, 2007 at 06:38 PM
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Orioles are so pretty! smile I've never seen an Oriole around here, but I've been told we have them, so maybe I should get one of those Oriole feeders. Duh I have put fresh orange wedges out before but that didn't do anything. frown

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#92393 March 4th, 2007 at 07:41 PM
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Patti you should have the orchard and baltimore oriles like I do. i had a flowering quince that they loved to eat from. You will probably hear them before you see them. Look high up in trees. they like open woods, or the edge of woods, riverside groves, orchards & shade trees.
When I clean up my veggie garden in the spring they always come down and pick around in the loose soil for bugs {yay}

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#92394 March 4th, 2007 at 08:06 PM
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Wrennie, I checked Nature Hills nursery and they have the Texas Scarlet Flowering Quince. It's beautiful and hardy for my area, wink but I really don't have any more room for a bush 3'-4' that needs full to partial sun. frown Do you know of any flowers that they like? Duh

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#92395 March 5th, 2007 at 09:31 PM
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That is so awesome that you have an oriole right now Wrennie! I love it when they come! I put out an oriole feeder for them at my house but they won't be here for a while yet! They will also come eat from the hummingbird feeders! thumbup If you have any extra oranges that won't get eaten they love those!

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#92396 March 6th, 2007 at 06:39 PM
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They are such a pretty bird!!!

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#92397 March 6th, 2007 at 07:47 PM
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Orioles eat primarily bugs and nectar. They are attracted to the nectar of the quince bush. I would think any flower that would attract a hummingbird with a relatively large flower and a strong enough stem or rim of a pot for them to perch on, may bring them in.

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#92398 March 8th, 2007 at 08:54 AM
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Wrennie, do you think one of those Oriole Feeders would help. Duh I would think some of my lilies would have stems strong enough to support them. :rolleyes: I've hung orange slices from the tree, but perhaps it would be better to put them on a platform feeder. idea

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#92399 March 8th, 2007 at 12:19 PM
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All I get on orange slices are ants when I hang them in a tree. And flickers, they love ants.
An oriole feeder just might do the trick! I even sell one that has spots to put orange wedges and grape jelly{they love that too} Maybe on a shepherds hook or pole out where they'll see it easily. thumbup

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#92400 March 9th, 2007 at 09:09 AM
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Wrennie, I never noticed any ants when I hung the orange slices from my tree, but maybe some of my birds were eating them. Duh Of course, I guess that would be a good thing if it meant I was feeding other birds that liked ants. wink Actually, I used to get flickers at my other house but haven't seen any since I've lived here. frown Geesh, I didn't know Orioles liked grape jelly, but I don't know how I would offer it to them. Duh

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#92401 March 9th, 2007 at 09:29 AM
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Ya put the grape jelly in a bowl, Silly......OR you could spread it on a crumpet with some butter and offer it to them with a cup of Earl Grey Tea in your FINEST China!

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#92402 March 9th, 2007 at 09:39 AM
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spread it on a crumpet with some butter and offer it to them with a cup of Earl Grey Tea in your FINEST China!
Oh, Thorny, that's such wonderful idea! Duh I really like that a lot better than just using a plain old bowl. smile laugh Nothing but the best for my birdies! wink laugh

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#92403 March 9th, 2007 at 09:51 AM
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Erm, sorry. I'm a bit o' an Anglophile.

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#92404 March 9th, 2007 at 01:04 PM
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The oriole feeder I have has little indentations on top for the jelly. Any bowl that wont flip over when they land on it. Or yup a saucer will work too. Just watch when it rains.Youll want to dump the water or change it all together.

Now I want crumpets! laugh


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