Monday, May 05, 2008

If You Feed Them, They Will Come

Sort of like "if you build it" in "Field of Dreams". Only this is food. Food orioles prefer, to be more specific. My mother always told me that if I fed them, they would come. My half-assed attempts in the past yielded no results. It wasn't until I strung orange halves on wire and hung them from the tree that I saw an oriole.

And he told his friends. Today I saw three. At the same time!

Three of them! (this photo gets bigger)

No, I am not feeding them Star Kist Chicken of the Sea Tuna. I made a feeder out of a board (for them to stand on) and tuna cans (to hold the oranges). I was too lazy to paint the cans a color that is attractive to orioles.

Here is another, non-enlarging photo:


So the lesson for the day is this: Always Listen To Your Mother! And you don't need to spend lots of $$ to make orioles happy.


H said...

Duly noted. Yay orioles!

pj said...

I was practically pee-my-pants happy to see those birds.

And to have you note my lesson.

Gwen said...

Gorgeous! I am so jealous! We don't have those in Vegas.

Idea #527 said...

I would always listen to your mom! She is probably one of the greatest people I know!

Hannita said...

Stunning birds.
I don't know if I can endorse the lesson though. But I've always been stubborn.