I just put out the jelly feeder and there were 3 beautiful male Orioles at the feeder! I've had 2 Orioles regularly, but never three. They had a conflict with the House Sparrows, as usual. One Oriole ended up hanging upside down on the perch. I think each Oriole got to eat. The problem with the feeder now, is that it often gets mobbed with bees. I think the Orioles come early, before the bees (and hornets). Is there any solution for getting rid of the bees? I had read that if you moved the feeder a few feet, the bees weren't smart enough to find . Not so. They found it right away. It only confused the Orioles. I solved the bee problem of bees on the Hummingbird feeders by getting bee proof ones, which do work. No solution for the Oriole feeder though.
My female Hummingbird has been hovering in front of the large sunroom window, seemingly watching me. She's done it so often, I'm beginning to wonder if she is checking me out. It might be a curious young one since her breast is very white. The feeders are full, so she's not asking for more food. Sent from my iPad -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --