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abbeck blog photos
Joined: 6/12/2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16
Posted: Jun/14/2007 8:02 PM PST

Can anyone tell me what is the best way to attract Baltimore Orioles? I have tried the nectar but they don't seem to want it. I hear them everyday out in my backyard and see them all the time, but they don't go to my feeder. I have heard grape jelly, but how would i put that out so the ants don't get into it? and what about oranges?

Please help me...
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Joined: 5/09/2005
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Posted: Jun/15/2007 8:16 AM PST

We don't get them here but I've seen them clean out a plate of grape jelly at my sister's house back east. She puts it on her railing when we sit on the deck. They don't have any fear of us sitting a few yards away.
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Joined: 6/12/2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16
Posted: Jun/19/2007 7:02 PM PST

well i put out grape jelly and 2 oranges on a tree...we will see if this attracts them...
ccrealtor
Joined: 4/27/2008
Location: Darien, WI
Posts: 1
Posted: Apr/27/2008 11:22 AM PST

Hi,
We have had baltimore orioles for the past 4 years, we put our jelly in orange 1/2's and set them right on our bird feeders. We never have problems ants but our feeder is about 6' off the ground. This year my husband spray painted a yellow tennis ball orange and put it on the top of our feeder. We noticed this week our grosebeaks are back in Wisconsin. We typically see the orioles about the first week in May. Good Luck!
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Joined: 10/10/2006
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Posts: 133
Posted: Apr/28/2008 12:51 PM PST

I have always wanted to see an Oriole. A couple times in the past I've put an orange or jelly out in the yard, but I've never even heard of Orioles being found here in the city(suburbs). I just bought an orange and grape jelly this afternoon, so maybe I can get lucky and lure one.
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Joined: 4/12/2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 42
Posted: Apr/30/2008 4:29 PM PST

Yep, grape jelly on a small platform feeder separate from the other feeders and other birdfood works for us.

noroom4weeds
sweetlebee blog photos
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Posted: May/01/2008 1:55 PM PST

I wonder if I bought some gourmet grape jelly if I could attract them to Oregon.
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Joined: 10/03/2007
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 2148
Posted: May/02/2008 10:27 AM PST

Here is the New Oriole feeder we just got yesterday, it was only $9.99 at ACE Hardware. Its got a place for the Grape Jelly, the Nector and a place to hold the orange. We swear by the grape jelly and even the 1/2 oranges, they eat these before the nector. I also heard, don't know it ist true, we were told that if you start feeding them and they come back and find you have ran out of jelly or what ever they WON"T come back that same year. So we MAKE SURE we never run out of goodies for them.

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Joined: 10/10/2006
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Posts: 133
Posted: May/02/2008 4:00 PM PST

I don't expect any orioles to visit my yard, but I just saw the first catbird of the season gobbling up the grape jelly I put out.
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Joined: 10/03/2007
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 2148
Posted: May/02/2008 7:47 PM PST

We get Catbirds also, haven't seen any yet. They eat our jelly too. Seems like we have quite a lot of Red Winged Black Birds this year.
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