I have several B. Orioles still eating my grape jelly (along with catbirds, chipmunks, gray squirrels, and raccoons and maybe flying squirrels at night). I know of at least 2 BO nests right in my woodsy, bushy yard and at least one nest in a nearby oak tree in a neighbor's yard.
I gave up on orange halves last week because orioles didn't seem to be eating those. I have 3 dishes of jelly, 2 hanging (but one of those would be accessible to flying squirrels). B Orioles also raid the hummingbird feeder! I have not seen the Orchard Orioles for about 3-4 weeks. Two evenings ago I saw a male B Oriole take a caterpillar to its nest hanging over the road near my mailbox. It went inside and appeared a few moments later with a fecal sac, which it flew away and dropped over 100 feet away. The nest is beautiful. Donna L. Scott Lansing Station Road/cayuga lake Lansing, NY From: bounce-124702798-15001...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-124702798-15001...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Barbara B. Eden Sent: Monday, June 15, 2020 11:03 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <cayugabird...@list.cornell.edu> Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Baltimore Oriole question For the first time ever in my Cayuga Heights yard, I have had a pair of Baltimore Orioles still feeding at my jelly feeder. In previous years they are just here for a few days. I am hoping since they have stayed (for at least 6 weeks ) they are nesting nearby Any thoughts on this from birders more knowledgeable than me Thanks, Barbara Eden sent from my small gadget -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- 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/ --