Holly from Michigan and her orioles

June 9, 2011

We love it when customers send us photos and notes!  And it’s a special pleasure when we hear about success stories with bird feeders and houses that were purchased from us.  Holly is a long time customer and friend of Duncraft and she recently sent in this note with pictures of her orioles.  Glad you’re enjoying these beautiful birds, Holly!

Hi Duncraft! After a very slow start to our spring, things are looking up.  I got your Copper Oriole feeder last year & it’s up again this yr. & the  orioles really like it. Thought I’d share some photos.  The Pileated Woodpeckers are still coming to the Tail Prop feeders.  The Triple Bin feeder is very popular with many other birds.
Enjoy the summer…. Holly

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

TJ June 9, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Am happy for you that your orioles came but am sad for me because mine didn’t for the first time in years.

Michele from the frozen north June 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Our orioles prefer grape jelly to any other food, including nectar. Unfortunately, the blackbirds, starlings, and grackles love it too and chase the poor orange birds off the feeders. (We have two of the Duncraft fruit feeders.) I read that these black pests prefer seed to fruit; would the solution be to hang a seed feeder where the blackbirds, etc. might see it? Any other solutions? So far all we’ve done is chase them away, but since nobody is home during the day that isn’t at all effective.

Roxanne--Duncraft June 15, 2011 at 8:06 am

Hi Michele,
Blackbirds in general like foods with cereal grains in them such as corn and millet. They also like stale bread, donuts or any kind of grain food like that. I would just get some cheap bird seed with lots of millet and corn in it and throw it in a corner of your yard somewhere. I think that will keep the blackbirds occupied. I didn’t know they liked grape jelly, but they’re really not pollinating birds like orioles and hummers are and shouldn’t have that much of a sweet tooth. I think they will like grain-based foods better. I hope this helps.

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