Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Do-it-Yourself Oriole Feeder

A while ago I came across this picture of a Oriole feeder from the Droll Yankee website. After looking at it for a moment I realized how quick and easy this could be made. All you would need is a coat hanger and something to connect it too. Cut the coat hanger and loop it as shown in the photo, attach it to a piece if chain, wire, or string, and then attach it to a tree limb or wherever you want.


Most of us think of the Baltimore Oriole when we see a feeder like this; but there are other birds that enjoy nibbling on fruit as well.

Here's some additional information on attracting birds with fruit:


can be placed in a platform feeder and are

very attractive to:

 mockingbirds, bluebirds, catbirds and waxwings

Orange Halves

placed in a fruit feeder are attractive to:

Baltimore Orioles, Brown Thrashers, Bullock’s Orioles, Catbirds, Hooded Orioles, Mockingbirds, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers and Western Tanagers


placed in a cage or on a platform feeder are

particularly attractive to:

Acorn Woodpeckers, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Bluebirds, Catbirds, Cedar Waxwings, House Finches, Mockingbirds, Robins, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Scarlet Tanagers, Towhees and Western Tanagers

Other Fruit

that birds find attractive includes apples,

currants, cranberries and blueberries.




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