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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 6, 2018 1:16 PM CST
I have some Baltimore Orioles here, maybe some Orchard Orioles. They seem to love suet and I recently hung some cut oranges for them to eat & they are eating them. Now I'm thinking about summer and I know I could do oriole feeders with syrup but it gets so hot here & I already do 3 hummer feeders so it could get a bit much to keep up with oriole syrup & feeders. So I'm wondering about jelly. For those of you who have done jelly, I would love to hear your experiences. How do you put it out, in what? How high? Do ants tend to get to it? What about flies & gnats? Do you have to put out new every day?
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Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Mar 15, 2018 3:09 PM CST
I've never heard of oriole syrup...or do you mean water & sugar together? I've only had Baltimore Orioles around during one early fall and I gave them a regular nectar feeder away from the hummingbird ones. Also gave them orange halves and a little jelly. But they didn't stay very long, probably a week or so. Why not try the jelly and see how it goes? My Scott's Orioles just seem to like the regular nectar from a nectar feeder with a port large enough for their beaks. They haven't shown an interest in anything else I tried.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Mar 15, 2018 4:20 PM CST
Thanks Linda. I know one or more of these Baltimore's have been around since October. They really like the mealworm suet & then I got out some 10" S hooks for hanging planters & cut an orange in 1/2 & stuck the orange half on one end & they have been going bananas over those. Just can't seem to get enough of the oranges! Today, I put grape jam in 1 of the cleaned out orange halves. No takers on it yet but I'm still waiting. We'll see. I thought I would try that before I go to the trouble of rigging up a jelly bowl for them.
Yes, I was talking about sugar & water nectar in an oriole feeder.
A nation mourns its fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. And Junior? Well, Junior spies their solemn white graves from the back of his limousine, and he grieves for the inconveniences he overcame for his silver spoons. Quoth the Craven “Nevermore.” ~Walter Shaub~

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