Oriole Feeder Follow-up
Last week was a very busy week at the backyard feeders. I was still waiting for the Orioles to migrate back and hoping they would stop by and maybe nest in one of our trees.
It had been about two weeks since I started “oranging up” the yard. The first grouping of oranges had started to dry out, so I put out new clementine halves at each feeding area. I also put a little scoop of raspberry jam in some of the dried out orange halves (because the skins had formed a natural nectar cup).
About a day later, I saw some activity…but it turned out some other visitors also happen to like oranges:
And not just papa cardinal…momma was hungry, too.
It’s pretty awful when you start taking Cardinals for granted; they’re such beautiful birds! But, I couldn’t help looking for you-know-who.
Then, right after Mrs. Cardinal left the feeder, my guest of honor arrived!
And then another…
and they came back for more…
All day long the feeders were busy…I also spied a female oriole, but wasn’t fast enough to snap her picture.
This fellow spent almost the entire day snacking and resting.
And, apparently, I spent most of my day at the window!