Attracting Orioles

by updated 2012/05/19

After my post last week on attracting the Bullocks Oriole to a feeder outside our kitchen window I received several emails asking what specific feeder I use.  It is one I purchased at a local feed store and I don’t know the brand but I do know it was designed specifically for Orioles.  I have included a couple of photos at the end of this post if that helps to find one that works for you.

On another note, our Orioles seem to have become more brave as time goes by.  We can now easily watch them out the window without them always flying away.  We have at least one breeding pair and one additional male.  We may have two breeding pairs though.  The two males we see are easy to tell apart, but the females are much harder.  Also, in addition to their beautiful song we can hear when they are up in the trees, the males have become even more vocal when at the feeder.  There they often make a very shrill, short, sharp, single note call.  Almost as if they are being territorial or announcing to their mates that we have replenished the jelly.

I plan to try again to see if I can get a photo out the window and will post them if I am successful.  For now, here are a couple photos of the feeder.  Mainly they eat the jelly, but sometimes they also drink the sugar water through the 4 holes in the lid.

Will Sig
1 RK Henderson

Thanks again, Will. I never would have thought of this.

Robin

Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit
RK Henderson recently posted..Hermitcraft: Dehydrated BeansMy Profile

Reply

2 Tony McGurk

I’ve never heard of this species of birds before. I’ll have to Google pictures of them. Where we moved to is in a very quiet street with a golf course at the end of the street. Lots of trees around & we have a large Bottlebrush tree in our front yard which attracts nectar eating Wattlebirds. There are birds everywhere here including Magpies & Kookaburras. In the other house on the very nousy main road we only got sparrows & blackbirds, I love them too but it’s nice to have ore variety.
Tony McGurk recently posted..New Directions #5 – Moving HomeMy Profile

Reply

3 Will

When I lived in San Francisco there were a lot of Bottle Brush trees, native to your part of the world. I really liked them but can’t have them in areas where it gets cold in the winter.

Reply

4 Tony McGurk

P.S. I’m already planning my new veggie garden for this home. Winter starts here tomorrow so I have plenty of time till planting season arrives.
Tony McGurk recently posted..New Directions #5 – Moving HomeMy Profile

Reply

5 Will

Interesting that the official season change is June 1st there. Here summer starts on the day when the sun is farthest north and winter on the day when it is farthest south, this year:

SPRING EQUINOX March 20, 1:14 A.M. EDT
SUMMER SOLSTICE June 20, 7:09 P.M. EDT
FALL EQUINOX September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT
WINTER SOLSTICE December 21, 6:12 A.M. EST

Reply

6 Tony McGurk

We have winter as mentioned and…
Spring = 1 Sept
Summer = 1 Dec
Autumn = 1 Mar
Tony McGurk recently posted..New Directions #6 – The New HomeMy Profile

Reply

Thank you for your comments

CommentLuv badge
My full comment policy is linked here, but please do not use a keyword as your name. For great referrrals and backlinks, link to your site in the box and by using CommentLuv

Previous post:

Next post: