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Oriole Visitors

OrioleFor the last couple of years, I have had good luck attracting Orioles with a dish of grape jelly placed on the deck railing.  I put a small container of jelly in a dish of water to discourage ants, and it works quite well.Female Oriole After a seemingly endless Winter and delayed Spring, it is nice to have something colorful to photograph for a change.

We are finally beginning to warm up a little, but have had almost twice our normal amount of rain for May.  Our lawn and pastures are lush and green, but it is a challenge to keep up with the mowing.

Usually by now I am getting ready to plant flowers, but haven’t even visited the garden center yet.  With warmer tempatures in the forecast, perhaps I will be inspired to do that this week!


4 responses

  1. I wish we had these beautiful birds in our area. These pictures are fabulous! Hugs

    May 20, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    • Thank you. We do enjoy their visits.

      May 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

  2. It’s been years since I’ve seen an oriole. Such a great color contrast between orange and black. Beautiful bird!!

    May 20, 2014 at 10:50 am

    • Thank you. I am always excited to see and hear them.

      May 20, 2014 at 11:05 am

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