Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Stars of the (garden) show

Stars of the show: Virginia bluebells and daffodils



A male and a female on the feeder

Kind of a fun photo here: one male and three females jockeying for position

How to attract orioles: Put the feeder out when they first return from their migration (for us, that's late April to early May). When they return they are on the lookout for places to feed. If you wait too long, they will have found their sources elsewhere. The type of feeder we use has a place for half an orange and grape jelly. The orioles are interested in the oranges early in the season; later they won't eat the oranges. It has something to do with their reproductive cycles. They like grape jelly all season long.

Linking to Fertilizer Friday


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