I guess I am a bit too literal-minded and misunderstood what Pete was asking.

In answer to a slightly different question "When is the latest that 
hummingbirds and orioles are around so that I can take down my feeders (which 
at that point may or may not be attracting any birds anyway)? ": for 
hummingbirds my experience has been the middle to the end of September, I 
usually have hummingbirds up until September 19th or so. For orioles, I 
couldn't say but maybe someone else could offer an opinion.

A slight diversion, I had a family of orioles feeding in the trumpet vines in 
my yard...they seemed to be pecking at the base of each open 
flower...presumably to get at the nectar inside (although maybe to get insects 
too?). Anyway I enjoyed seeing this cool behavior although they basically 
trashed the flowers!


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From: Linda Orkin [wingmagi...@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 1:46 PM
To: Marie P. Read
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles

And when all have migrated through. It is my understanding that migratory 
hummingbirds are able to find and utilize feeders as they travel.


Linda Orkin
Ithaca, NY

On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 1:26 PM, Marie P. Read 
<m...@cornell.edu<mailto:m...@cornell.edu>> wrote:
After they've left on migration!
Feeding them isn't going to prevent them from migrating, if that's what you 
were worried about.

Subject: [cayugabirds-l] When to stop feeding hummers AND Orioles

Can someone suggest an appropriate time to stop feeding hummers sugar water and 
orioles jelly?
Pete Sar


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