Sunday, June 10, 2007

Baltimore Oriole Hitting the Juice!

How to attract an Oriole to your yard: (Male) Orioles migrate to Illinois in late April looking for nesting sites to attract females. They are looking for good places to eat for their site, as well as nesting material that is readily available. I happen to live in an area where Cottonwoods are everywhere (I have 3 in my yard) which produce a "cottony" pod for which they gather for nesting. I also put out oranges for eating, because they love fruit and large seeds. I have had success every year for attracting these gorgeous birds. They build a "sock" for their nest, which is softer textured than most stick nests.

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