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Migratory bird populations have taken a nose dive in the past 40 years. But you can help bring their numbers back by creating beneficial, beautiful and fun habitats in your own backyard. Discover favorite plants and environments that shelter and feed colorful songbirds, as well as how to make them feel welcome by offering their preferred natural foods.

Grandma Pearl
(Connie Smith)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

7 Natural Ways to Entice Orioles to Your Yard

Female Oriole at Grape Jelly Feeder
from flickr.com, CC-BY-SA

oriole and nest
from flickr.com, CC-BY-SA
Have your orioles arrived yet?  Mine should be coming along any day now.  Are your oriole feeders hanging out and filled with fresh nectar?  If not, start putting them out now so they will be in full view for any oriole scouts that arrive early.  They'll be scoping out the neighborhood for tall trees in which to build their pouch-like nests; and for easy food sources. Providing nesting material is a good idea, too.  Cut lengths of yarn or twine about 4" to 6" long and drape them over a tree branch where the female oriole can easily see them.  To find out more about these gorgeous, voracious bug eaters, go to 7 Natural Ways to Entice Orioles to Your Yard  
oriole eggs from

Beautiful Male Oriole at Nectar Feeder
from Grandma Pearl

5 Tips to a Bird Safe Yard
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Grandma Pearl

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