An Unexpected Visitor Stops by for a Drink

Baltimore Orioles belly up to the hummingbird bar

by Anders Gyllenhaal

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Hugh Stevens November 20, 2022 - 10:11 am

Hi Anders,

I love your oriole photos and your story. For several years we have had Baltimore orioles winter over in our Raleigh neighborhood and visit our feeder daily. They generally arrive in early October and depart in April, although they showed up in mid-September this year. They consume a jar of grape jelly every week or so. I think their presence is aided by the fact that two of my neighbors, one of whom is Tom Earnhardt, also feed them. I know from matching their markings to previous photos that one of the males has been coming for 3-4 years. At one point yesterday I had six: three males and three females. Since their feeder is within a few feet of my home office window, I need only look up from my screen to enjoy them.

Anders Gyllenhaal December 5, 2022 - 1:36 pm

This is a very cool post. Thanks for sending it along.


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