The Orioles Have Landed

The trees are heavy with Orioles.  First it was a bachelor party with the men arriving one by one.  Then the ladies joined them.

Orioles

It must be a good year for Orioles.  Last night I counted at last twenty in the yard.  Of course Far Guy reported that he filled the grape jelly dishes three times yesterday.  So we have very spoiled Orioles.

Look out you will choke to death

Look out you could choke to death guzzling down that grape jelly!

Sharing sometimes not so nicely Sharing sometimes not so nicely.

King of the Orange

Sometimes playing “King of the Orange”

Usually we get two or three Orioles..never ever have I seen this many.  They must have had a good winter someplace south.  Most likely we are just a darn good grape jelly stop on their travels.

My Dad built the Oriole feeder several years ago, it has room for two halves of orange and it has two containers for jelly.

oriole Feeder

It has a flat Plexiglas roof so that the Orioles can see the tasty treats that await them! It also helps to keep the rain out of the grape jelly…we got about 3 1/2 inches of rain the past couple of days:)

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2 Responses to The Orioles Have Landed

  1. Jan - Alexandria says:

    In all my years of watching birds, I have never seen a “flock” of orioles! Must have been fun to see. Now I am going out with the oranges and jelly. Been so rainy and cool I haven’t done that yet.

  2. Dale says:

    Yup,
    It must be a good year for them. In the past I might see one or two and they were always skittish. Now there is always a half dozen around and they are not scared. Others I have talked too have seen quite a few too. And Far guy is right they do eat lots of that grape stuff. Again great pictures. Happy Weekend.