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Hummer and Oriole watch

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Got the feeders out, I see there are some orioles and hummers spotted in so. MN, but not here yet. Should be soon!

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None here yet in SW MN but my jelly went out this morning. The Orioles arrived on the 5th last year so any day now I expect them. Last year it was so dry that by the time they arrived, all the flowers on my crab apple tree had already dropped. I love that tree as a back drop.

oriole pretty background.jpg

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Got jelly and oriole feeder out.  Gonna put hummer feeder out tomorrow. 

Also put out some cut up string and shredded baler twine for nest purposes.   If I'm lucky they will pick one of my big maple trees. 

Edited by delcecchi

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Might have to try the cut string for nesting, I've heard about it ,but never tried it. 

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I spotted a hummer flying by last Saturday so I put up the feeders and have not seen one since. The warm temps should get them here soon.

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Mine are going out tomorrow. If nothing else the Robins and finches will enjoy the jelly!

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18 hours ago, Jim Almquist said:

I spotted a hummer flying by last Saturday so I put up the feeders and have not seen one since. 

I used to do that and the same thing would happen. I finally quit that practice because sugar water stays good for only so long. If the Orioles don't show up by Monday, I'll have to eat the jelly and oranges myself.

Edited by the nature boy

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We get a ton of orioles in our campground up by Nisswa, MN around the end of May-June. They seem to stay for a while maybe through nesting season then their all gone. Wonder where they go late summer?  :(

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First oriole made its appearance this morning. It was drinking nectar at one of the hummingbird feeders. 

 

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Just saw the first oriole here a few minutes ago in the tree where the jelly feeder hangs. Need to get the hummer feeder out too.

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Good to hear, the Lilacs are blooming and the Orioles and Hummers are coming! Haven't seen any yet , maybe today!

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Heard my first house wren of the season this a.m. It can officially be spring here now. Put the hummingbird feeder out last night as per roony's sighting but so far haven't seen one. They'll be here. :)

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Got a pic of grossbeak and scarlet tanager together 1 year ago today on one of my feeders. Have not seen them yet either. 

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Now that was a red letter day! I have never seen a scarlet tanager but my son saw one at my feeder last year. 

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Sweet! Been a long time since I've seen a tanager and have yet to see one here. The grosbeak is very fitting for today personally. Many times when we had my Mom over for Mother's Day, the first grosbeak of the season would appear at the feeders. Always makes me think of her when they show up. :) 

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We had our first hummer last night. Drank a little and was gone. I really need to put out the Oriole feeder. They don't stay but are nice to listen to while they are around.

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Put the oriole feeder out last week.  Finally had one in there this morning.  A nice start to the day.

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