There are four Baltimore Orioles in our cherry tree right now

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Oblio13, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two pairs, and an Evening Grosbeak to boot. And it's not a big tree.

    Looks like no cherries this year, but it's a fair trade. (I'm assuming most chicken fanciers are bird fanciers by default.)
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep! You definitely won't have any cherries this year. As long as you're content with that, then hey, congrats on your new bird friends! [​IMG]
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh I just LOVE watching birds....I have traveled from Alaska, to the East coast....bird watching. I too have a pair of Baltimore Oreoles in my yard. I just can't get enough of thier song...soo pretty.
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    hey you took our Baltimore orioles ! I saw my first this year on a birding trip at school on campus :eek:
     
  5. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Do you leave out a dish of grape jelly? We have two pairs who bring their babies to the dish too.

    In year's past, we only did oranges, which were expensive, and we never saw the babies.
     
  6. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

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    Y'all are so lucky!!! Those migrant birds pass through Texas, but we only get to see them for a short time.
     
  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    We have some cardinals,mourning doves,finches and sparrows around. One of the sparrows flew into the house yesterday when i left the porch(were their food is stored)and the door open. I spend thirty minutes chasing it in the basement.
     
  8. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

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    That's awesome! I haven't seen an oriole since I lived in baltimore, 17 years ago. And sightings were pretty rare back then. They are a gorgeous bird. [​IMG]
     
  9. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I tried hanging orange slices on a nail, but they ignored them. I'll give the jelly a try - at least I'll have ants to look at. [​IMG]
     
  10. Buff Hooligans

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    Oblio, we didn't think the grape jelly would work, but boy did it ever. We're on our third giant jar this season already. We have it on the deck railing.

    When it rains, the hummingbirds suck up the sweetened water around the jelly lump.
     

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