Saturday, May 8, 2010

Update on the birds

May 1st the orioles were back.  Each male has a slightly different song and I believe I recognize one of the males from last year. 

We put out slices of orange for the orioles, which they seem to appreciate.  

It's well known around here that orioles love Welch's Concord Grape Jelly.  A few times I've put out a spoonful of grape and a spoonful of something else as a kind of taste test.  The grape has won out over Smuckers apricot, peach, and strawberry.  But today I can report that Smuckers Pineapple Ice Cream Topping kicked Welch's ass clear across the field.

Yesterday the catbirds were back. Soon, hopefully, we'll see some hummingbirds.

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