Sunday was warm and windy here in the desert. The humidity was sitting on seven percent, so you didn’t dare drag your feet across the carpet. I’m glad we don’t have a lot of it. No wonder my feet and hands are in such shape and I have snakeskin all over.
Female oriole on feeder
Look at this handsome fellow - Beautiful color
Anyway, back to the orioles. We had three in the yard flying in the trees and taking turns at the hummingbird feeder. For those of you who have orioles and don’t know it, these birds love the hummingbird feeder. We tried Oriole nectar and orange slices and they wouldn’t touch it. So fill up your hummingbird feeder and watch for them. But be warned they can drain it in a couple of days. I have a giant sized one now.
A couple of sparrows enjoying the feeder
The Orioles will hang around all summer and then migrate in the late fall. They don’t mind sharing the feeder with the hummers. And, as you can see, even the finches and sparrows take a turn. They’ve learned if they rock it back and forth, they can get the nectar out.