Hummingbird feeders and Orioles!

by Cindy Thill
(High Desert Mountains, So. Calif.)

Scott's Oriole

Scott's Oriole

There Are Orioles at Our Hummingbird Feeder

Its amazing how many birds our little Hummingbird feeders will actually attract. Here are some pictures of different Orioles at one of my feeders.

Depending on which area you are in, they might help you identify some of the birds at your feeder's. These are just a few.

They include the Hooded Oriole, The Scott's Oriole, and the Bullock's Oriole.

Orioles have one of the prettiest songs.. whistle like melodies.. and each species just a little different to its own. I can always tell which of them are at the feeder, by their song.

It's said that the Orioles like grape jelly, and oranges.. and while I see them check those out, it is always the hummingbird feeder that they will go to first!

I have a few feeders out there, so that the Hummingbirds can get to one or the other if they are around.

I have pictures of the Hummingbird and the Ladderbacked Woodpecker perched together on the feeder,(an unbelievable site) the Verdin and the hummer, and the House Finch and the Hummer!

Occasionally they seem to peacefully share together.

The Orioles however, wont tolerate any other bird or even other Orioles, with the exception of their own young at the feeders, while they are there!

Enjoy your bird watching this summer! I hope this helps some of you!


Thanks a bunch for the photos Cindy. I'm sure it will help countless visitors figure out what Orioles are coming to their Hummingbird Feeders.

You're correct about the oranges and grape jelly. While I go through an orange a day and a quart of grape jelly a week. The hummingbird feeder is always empty. Thanks again,


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Aug 13, 2022
Baltimore Oriole Sharing my Humming bird fodder with The Humming Birds
by: Carolyn

We saw a Baltimore Oriole on our Hummingbird feeder where the hummers were feeding also!

What a beautiful sight. We tried to snap a picture but he flew away.

May 15, 2018
Orioles at Hummer feeders
by: Anonymous

I just saw an oriole at my hummingbird feeder! First time I have ever seen any other bird at that feeder! And he shooed the hummers away!

May 27, 2011
Hummingbird feeders and Orioles!
by: Cindy

They are Gorgeous birds aren't they? I'll never forget the first time I heard the Scott's sing! It was so beautiful and loud!

Thank you for the compliments Marian and all.
My pleasure to help some, identify some of these wonderful singers.

May 23, 2011
by: Marian

Wow, what a stunning sight! I love the clarity of your photos, too! Thank you for sharing!

May 23, 2011
Hummingbird Feeders and Orioles
by: Tony Ball

Dear Cindy,

Thank you so much for you incredible pictures and helpful information. Keep up the good work!!

Tony Ball
Meridian Idaho

May 23, 2011
hummingbird feeders and Orioles
by: Cindy

Thank you Gene.. Glad to have submitted them!

Almost have the whole set.. lol, just need the Baltimore! Maybe I can get lucky enough to capture a picture of one when I visit PA.

May 23, 2011
by: Terri

Thanks for the beautiful pictures and sharing this with us.... :)

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