Make a Homemade Baltimore Oriole Feeder

Easy Oriole Feeder

Do you live in the Baltimore Oriole’s range and see them regularly during summer or spring migration?

A home-made oriole feeder is easy to make from an ordinary wire coat hanger, and should attract Baltimore Orioles to your backyard.

If you live in the northern hemisphere of the United States, you’ll want to hang your feeder up early in the spring. Orioles will be searching for food when the migrate back to the area for mating season.

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To make this feeder, cut the bottom of a wire coat hanger in half and twist the top part of the hanger under the hook together, all the way down to where the wire bends. Twist the two remaining pieces into a spiral or circular shape so you can thread the orange halves on them.

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Thread one orange half on each side with the fruit side up. The Baltimore Oriole likes to stand on the orange halves while feeding. Make sure the wire is threaded all the way around the top and middle part of the orange close to the peel, but deep enough inside to support the weight of the orange and bird.

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Hang the feeder in a place where orioles have been known to frequent, and enjoy watching them.

Keep in mind that any food left out for birds may attract unwanted critters such as squirrels and chipmunks. Choose your feeder location carefully, and hang it where other animals such as rodents and raccoons won’t have easy access to it.

Walk softly, let nature be your guide…

Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer

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