Spring is definitely here in the Deserts.. and the beautiful Orioles are back. So exciting when they remember where they got some treats before.. and come back to you each year.
This is a Hooded Oriole.
I've seen it around a few times, and took this picture from inside of my kitchen window!
Yes.. Clean your windows.. and try it! LOL.. Such a beautiful song they bring to the yard.
I only have a short time of the season in which I can put Orange slices onto the branches.. or set some jelly out for the Orioles, because of the ants.
I have ant moats for the HB feeders.. but they too suffer when the bees.. come.
Even despite the bee guards.. because the woodpeckers get on the feeders and tip them then lap up the juice.. and then the bees can just stick to the feeders! Its awful. Does anyone have any suggestions?