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Friday, April 23, 2010

Orchard Oriole feeding

Orchard Orioles are arriving from migration now. We saw this one on the FL coast near Tampa, at birding hotspot Ft. De Soto. There they have planted mulberry trees and the newly arrived migrants, who just flew across the Gulf of Mexico, land and feast on the berries. To attract orioles to your yard, plant fruiting trees and shrubs, and put out orange halves. Some orioles (not all, there are individual preferences) will also come to oriole nectar feeders which are like hummingbird feeders, but orange and larger


Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

I have a pear tree in my yard. I have not had the pleasure of an oriole visit there. I may try orange halves during spring migration. Would be wonderful to have an oriole visit. Such a beautiful bird.

jeanlivingsimple said...

I just found your blog and feel like a kid in a candy store since I have been a fan for years. Your pictures are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

We have seen a male and female in our yard in Baton Rouge for the past two weeks. We have seen them in previous years, but only for a day or so. This is the first time that they have stayed. The two bottle brush bushes are their favorite. The loquat tree nearby might also be a good source of food for them.