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GCLARK

Girl fight at the Oriole Feeder!

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Things were getting a little heated at the jelly feeder the other day . This was the best shot I could get, I 've never seen them fight like this so it was fun watching. Can't wait for the babies!

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Hmmmmm. I think I need to see a photo of your feeder set up--looks interesting. Thanks for the bird behavior shot --that's what I like about this forum. It's not about the perfect composition, its just all about these critters that we love to watch, and sharing those moments that tickle or capture us.

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Thanks, I'll get a close up of the jelly feeder, it's pretty easily made out of a couple of small pieces of cedar.

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Birdsong, here's the close-up on the jelly feeder, I just took 2 cedar strips

about 7 in. for the vertical and about 6 in. for the horizontal piece, drilled a 1 and 3/4 inch hole with a hole saw for the cup and put a small perch on the end of the horiz. platform. Used wood screws to hold it all together. I've used this same one for several years and I have had Catbirds, Cardinals, and Housefinches use it, besides the Orioles.

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You're welcome, thanks for sharing your warblers, they are really great shots!

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Thank you. My commercial one did not outlast the squirrels this year. I will have to get handy. Then I assume you have other feeders hanging from these crossbars and a baffle of some kind? Does it work for squirrels? On a stand, or in the ground?

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I also have Hummingbird and Oriole nectar feeders and a thistle feeder. The pole goes into a pipe mounted in the ground and it has a baffle so no squirrels and if I keep the pole greased, no raccoons either.

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