Hi all,

We have one oriole feeder hanging from the eve in front of a dining room 
window on the back fo the house and one HB feeder hanging in front of 
the living room window on the front to the house. For years we have had 
HBs and Orioles feeding at both.  If one feeder has a visitor another 
bird will fly to the other feeder.  Sometimes male orioles are at the 
back feeder and a female is eating at the font feeder. This has been 
ging on for years.  Recently other birds, including Downey WPs, 
chickadees, and nuthatches sometimes feed at the oriole feeder as well.

Marilyn


On 8/12/2016 11:00 AM, Jody W Enck wrote:
>
> Hi Sara and all,
>
> I have an oriole feeder with three ports, and have had a Downy 
> Woodpecker drinking from it for about 6 weeks now.  Earlier this week, 
> a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird was also drinking from it (and 
> chasing away anything that got too close.  This morning a Black-capped 
> Chickadee stopped by for a drink.  Yesterday, I finally got pictures 
> of an actual Baltimore Oriole drinking from the oriole feeder.
>
> Lots of fun for me.  Maybe not so much for the birds.
>
> Jody
>
> Jody W. Enck, PhD
> Conservation Social Scientist
> and
> President, Cayuga Bird Club
>
> *From: *Sara Jane Hymes <mailto:s...@cornell.edu>
> *Sent: *Friday, August 12, 2016 10:16 AM
> *To: *CAYUGABIRDS-L <mailto:cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu>
> *Subject: *[cayugabirds-l] Downy WP behavior
>
> Recently we have been seeing something we’ve never had occur at our 
> feeders before.  A Downy Woodpecker has become a regular visitor to 
> our hummingbird feeders!  Our H-bird feeders are of the ‘flat’ square 
> variety attaching to window, and a round variety—but flat 
> surface—hanging from a porch.  Anyway, we were surprised to see a 
> woodpecker (tending to usually be a female) actively feeding from the 
> feeder.  At first I thought the Downy might be getting insects, but 
> then I could see the liquid moving—and realized it was actually 
> sipping the nectar!!  We do have a ‘dripping’ bird bath water supply, 
> but I guess it is just not enough for the Downy.  Has anyone else been 
> having this occur at their h-bird feeders during this dry summer?
> --
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> Sara Jane Hymes
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