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Old 03-16-2020, 06:01 AM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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Baltimore Orioles return to our area like clockwork every mid-May. They go thru 2 cases of grape jelly at our feeders from May until the chicks fledge in July.


I was wondering where are they now? Any of you Rebels down South seen any lately? Maybe we can follow their northward migration by reporting here periodically.
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Old 04-07-2020, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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I think they show up in my yard sometime in April. Have been waiting to see them lately, in fact. When I first see one I always put out an oriole feeder. When I first see one I'll let you know.

They don't seem to stay around long, however. Supposedly this is part of their breeding range but I only see them for a couple weeks then they disappear.
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Old 05-02-2020, 02:56 PM
 
Location: The Driftless Area, WI
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First orioles showed up today. Right on schedule. I'm not sure we'd see them at all if we didn't put out specific feeders. (Grape jelly)


They hang around here until July.
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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I love to see them every year. I need to set out some grape jelly and see if they're back in our part of Wyoming yet.
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Old 05-05-2020, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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trying to lure them in!

Orioles-oriles.jpg
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Old 05-06-2020, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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I have never actually seen them here in N. Alabama (at least, where I live) but I have been watching them on this cam in NY... they showed up a few days ago and they generally set out orange halves and an oriole feeder but they haven't put up the oriole feeder as of this morning.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/c...b-feederwatch/
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Old 05-12-2020, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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I think they show up in my yard sometime in April. Have been waiting to see them lately, in fact. When I first see one I always put out an oriole feeder. When I first see one I'll let you know.

They don't seem to stay around long, however. Supposedly this is part of their breeding range but I only see them for a couple weeks then they disappear.
I finally saw a female Baltimore oriole on Sunday. Was pretty late for seeing them the first time!

Haven't seen any others since then.
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Old 05-14-2020, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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I've had one oriole in my yard (think it's the same guy) as I had put a couple clementines on the ground and on some branches to attract them. This is my first having an oriole in my yard, and I enjoy its song.
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Old 05-15-2020, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Southern MN
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DH saw our first one yesterday. He put out some grape jelly in a special feeder he made for them a couple of years ago. Then he ran down to the store to pick up some oranges. Essential outing.

The last few years we don't think they are staying but years ago there was one of their precarious hanging nests a few steps from our home.
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Old 05-17-2020, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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DH saw our first one yesterday. He put out some grape jelly in a special feeder he made for them a couple of years ago. Then he ran down to the store to pick up some oranges. Essential outing.

The last few years we don't think they are staying but years ago there was one of their precarious hanging nests a few steps from our home.
Do you know if the orioles just like grape jelly or any flavored jelly?

I just bought more clementines. I'll eat a couple of them, but they're mostly for the orioles.
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