Wednesday, May 25, 2011

#53 Backyard Tip: Attracting Orioles

Orioles are one of North America's most colorful birds. Most, like the Baltimore Oriole (left) are summer visitors, breeding in the US, and returning to the tropics for the winter.

Being primarily nectar feeders it is unlikely that you will see them at your seed feeders. However, you can attract them to your backyard by putting out a small cup of grape jelly (they love it) or an orange.

Cut an orange in half and spike it on a stick. Be sure to have a perch nearby so that they can easily access it, and you will soon be enjoying another backyard visitor.
photo © adrian binns

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