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Oriole Feeders

Many foods in kitchen pantries can attract unique birds. Orange halves and jelly attract fruit-eating birds like orioles, most notably during spring when these birds have just returned from their wintering grounds in the tropics. Place the orange halves on a commercially made oriole feeder or simply use a headless nail to attach the halves to a branch or elevated board which is at least three feet off the ground.

Birds Choice Oriole Feeder
OrioleFest Oriole Feeder, 12-Ounce #np1009
Droll Yankee Oriole Feeder
Oriole Feeder #30B
Perky-Pet® Fruit Trio Oriole Nectar Feeder
Fruit Trio Oriole Nectar Feeder #209B0
Woodlink Audubon Amber Cut Glass Oriole
Audubon Amber Cut Glass Oriole Feeder #NA08

Offer jelly (especially grape) in shallow cups, bowls, or specialized feeders at a similar height. A repurposed tealight candle sconce works perfectly. When orioles have shifted their diet to insects in late spring and summer, other species like gray catbird, cedar waxwing, and various woodpeckers continue to dine on the oranges and jelly.

When it is time for these beautiful birds to arrive in your area, it is important to put feeders up because they are starved! It is best to have a feeder filled and ready for them prior to arrival. Birds migrate at night, and when they arrive they are cold, tired and hungry. The first thing on their mind is to locate a food source and usually early in spring, the insects are not yet abundant. If you are ready for them, it will make attracting and keeping them around all summer much easier. Make sure to place the feeders where you can enjoy watching these colorful birds from your house. Most importantly, keep the Oriole Feeders full and fresh! If you ever need any advice please feel free to reach out to us at Nauturesroom. Our staff has years of experience in the Birding Industry and would be happy to assist you in anyway.

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I'm lucky to have a lot of trees in my yard many of which are native to this area. I have one very large one that grows close to the house - a big kahuna that produces lots of acorns in certain years. This year, they're everywhere. Dropping on the cars in the driveway, hitting the roof. There are more acorns here than I've ever seen...

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East Bay Times Article

Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek, says there are five essential elements for success — water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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