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      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.

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JennAdeleK    268
27 minutes ago, The Bird Nuts said:

By the way, orioles don't eat seeds; they eat fruit and insects and also drink nectar like hummingbirds do.

Ahhhh... fascinating! Thank you for that.  I would give your comment a "like," but I've already used mine for today. ;)

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JennAdeleK    268
13 minutes ago, Short-eared Owl said:

Yep, Nice little Goldfinch. 

Thanks! He was just too cute.  :)

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Short-eared Owl    1418
1 hour ago, JennAdeleK said:

Ahhhh... fascinating! Thank you for that.  I would give your comment a "like," but I've already used mine for today. ;)

Then I'll do it. :lol:

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CanadianCodhead    3481
21 hours ago, JennAdeleK said:

Ahhhh... fascinating! Thank you for that.  I would give your comment a "like," but I've already used mine for today. ;)

And grape jam. They love grape jam. They may love grape jam more than life itself.

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JennAdeleK    268
4 minutes ago, CanadianCodhead said:

And grape jam. They love grape jam. They may love grape jam more than life itself.

Really?! I bet they're cute eating that.  :)

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Jerry Friedman    683
1 hour ago, CanadianCodhead said:

And grape jam. They love grape jam. They may love grape jam more than life itself.

Hmph.  When there were Bullock's Orioles nesting near my yard, they ignored my grape jelly as much as anyone can ignore anything.

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CanadianCodhead    3481
40 minutes ago, Jerry Friedman said:

Hmph.  When there were Bullock's Orioles nesting near my yard, they ignored my grape jelly as much as anyone can ignore anything.

Strange, they make specialty feeders for Orioles (they love nectar too, but their bills are too large for hummingbird feeders), and those often have a custom built spot to put jelly into.

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Kadynn_H    1169
15 hours ago, Jerry Friedman said:

Hmph.  When there were Bullock's Orioles nesting near my yard, they ignored my grape jelly as much as anyone can ignore anything.

When Orioles nest they feed and eat mainly insects so that's probably why they ignore your jelly and orange's. 

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Jerry Friedman    683
3 hours ago, Kadynn_H said:

When Orioles nest they feed and eat mainly insects so that's probably why they ignore your jelly and orange's. 

Interesting, thanks (and yes, they did ignore oranges as well as grape jelly on my special oriole feeder).

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