April is the Time to Attract Orioles
Don’t procrastinate! Orioles are on their way and will be here before the end of the month. You can get ready to attract Orioles to your yard now. If you don’t attract them this year you need to keep at it. Sometimes it takes a few seasons for them to become familiar with your yard. That’s why it’s important to start right away.
Orioles have bright orange, black, and yellow plumage. Their rich chirping and their musical song is the sound of spring. In addition, these lovely birds prefer nectar, fruit, and jelly, so they do not scatter seeds throughout the yard that may grow in unwanted places. Orioles also eat a wide range of insects, providing natural, effective pest control in the garden and yard.
How to Attract Orioles in April
- Orioles enjoy the same nectar that hummingbirds eat. So keep your feeders full at all times.
- Make sure your feeder has large enough perches for eating and drinking. Hummingbird feeders are too small for their beaks.
- Place your Oriole feeder in an area so that the bird can spot it while flying overhead.
- If you can place your feeder near a birdbath or source of moving water, it will attract them much faster. Orioles love moving water.
To find out more about Orioles in Massachusetts check out the Mass Audubon site and to purchase Oriole supplies feeders and for more information contact The Bird Store and More! You can place your order online or call us at 508-347-2473.
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