[Mnbird] unexpected nighttime feeder visitor

Pamela Freeman gleskarider at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 23:44:26 CDT 2015


I thought they were also, and also brought my jelly in, but then put it
back out for the cat birds. Lo and behold, I now have had two female
orioles come, and I think I caught sight of the tail feathers of a vacating
male one day, too. But maybe not. Might have been a female, but it seemed
brighter, in the corner of my eye.
But I have two females, for sure.
I usually have grosbeaks at the jelly also, but they have been mostly
absent lately, too. Still at the insects perhaps? Or maybe there is enough
wild forage for them with wild grapes starting to ripen, black cherries
soon ripening, dogwood berries on some bushes, and such. The raspberries
and dew berries are picked clean. No more wild currents or gooseberries
either.


- Pamela
Never give up on a dream just because of the length of time it will take to
accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

On Sat, Aug 15, 2015 at 9:58 PM, Kristy Walker via Mnbird <
mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:

> I thought the Orioles were gone. August 1 I didn't se any more. Took in my
> jelly feeders. Then this past Monday one came to the hummingbird feeder. So
> I the jelly went back out and he has come every day since.
>
> Kristy Walker
> Excelsior mn
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Aug 15, 2015, at 9:44 PM, Jim Ryan via Mnbird <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net>
> wrote:
>
> This is my first year feeding the birds in over 10 years. And the first
> time ever feeding orioles and hummingbirds.
>
> I have not seen an oriole at the feeder since mid-June (but I see hummers
> daily) and so I left it empty up until about a week ago when I added some
> jelly, hoping for migrants.
>
> The bees and hornets (and a squirrel) have been eating all the jelly so I
> stopped the jelly and switched to an orange half.
>
> When I tried oranges in the spring they were left untouched.
>
> This time of year the orange is a big hit with flies and wasps, which is
> pretty gross. So after dark tonight I was going to throw out the orange and
> I came upon a Cope's Gray tree-frog on my oriole feeder catching the
> flies!
>
> I took a (lousy) picture but has not been uploaded to my computer.
>
> --
> Sincerely,
>
> Jim Ryan
> Vadnais Heights
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