Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Red Saucers and The Baltimore Orioles

I have read and have had many people tell me how the Orioles love oranges. I don't deny that. I just can't, in all honesty, confirm it. We have had many summer Oriole visitors over the years here in Chemung, NY. And that's all they were...just visitors passing through on their way to parts unknown. All the orange slices weren't enough of a draw to keep them here for very long. Last year we heard they also like grape jelly. Bingo!! The one or two transients became 6 or 8 breeding pairs who have stayed. This year the homemakers have really filled the air with there wonderful songs and calls. They come to the saucers continuously throughout the daylight hours. We are scolded if we are too active on the deck or if we are to close to "their" snack dishes. Oh, and they (The Orioles) are very picky also. No generic stuff for them either. Top shelf is all they will eat. In this case it's Welch's Grape Jelly. They can't get enough. And it all leads to some very beautiful pictures as well as some very happy Orioles. 



  1. What a fun yard you have! I really like the branches that you have extending from the feeders. Great perches for the orioles.

  2. Love all your Bird pics honey. They are Beautiful. So glad we found the right Jelly for them.. ♥

  3. Oh, how lucky you are! Great series of photos!