Wednesday, May 16, 2018
I have mentioned here a few times how much I love Orioles. In the past few years, they have been in our yard more and more. They drink from my humming bird feeders. I got the idea that I should put grape jelly out for them. The orange slices I was putting out were not attracting them, but the ants loved them. I didn't want to spend price most places wanted for a grape feeder when I got the idea for what I think is an excellent design using what I have at home.
This is the feeder I made using 1/2 of a suet feeder. The hangers on the side are plastic wire ties held together with my favorite hooks...a shower hook. The Orioles fly in and out all day long. These two are young birds. They are small and the male's glorious orange color has not come yet. I was pretty surprised that two adult males often come to the feeder at the same time and actually fight on the deck. I'm going to research Oriole bird habits because I didn't realize they were territorial.
On another note, you may remember be talking about my 3 Crows. Lately, only one Crow has been visiting. I swear to you the other day he was sitting in the maple tree in the front yard staring into the house. He actually kind of crouched down so he could see me through the branches. I noticed there was no bread for him where I always put it. He stayed there while I put bread out then he swooped down to get a piece. After eating a bit of bread he flew off with bread in his beak. I suspect he has a family in the stand of pines where I think they nest. I'll be so excited if I have baby Crows coming to my yard. Little things thrill me, lol.
Grateful: Today I am just happy and grateful that I am.
Later in the week I'll tell you something weird that has been going on around here.