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Recent content by tkpaul

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    House Sparrows and Feeders

    Thanks for the input. I have researched this a bit and think I may give the 'Halo' a try.
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    House Sparrows and Feeders

    I have two feeders that are about 25 yards apart and I put black sunflower seeds in both. In less that 24 hours, the house sparrows have emptied both, not by eating, but by kicking the seed out. Both of these feeders are fairly large, holding about 5lbs of seed. Is there anything I can do to...
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    Orioles in Oklahoma

    This is my first summer to put out oriole feeders. I have enjoyed them all summer until a couple of days ago. I probably had 15 or more sightings a day. It seems all at once they have quit coming around. Is this typical? Has their diet changed or have they moved out? What has been your...
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    What happened to this Cardinal?

    I've had some bad haircuts, but this one takes the prize...:eek!::eek!:
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    How can I find a Baltimore Oriole?

    Concerning the pics above, I have learned from a forum member, Lisa W, about the commercial nectars and red dye. I now make my own at a 4:1 water to sugar ratio.
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    Oriole nectar feeder

    Lisa, thanks again for the heads up on the commercial hummingbird nectar. I read several online articles and the home-made stuff at the 4:1 ratio seems to be the way to go. The moderators should post a sticky concerning this subject. Tommy
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    Oriole nectar feeder

    Yes, it's a Baltimore. All the field guides say we also have the Orchard, but I haven't identified one yet. I have had no trouble with bees but wasps regularly drink from it. Thanks for the heads up on the red dye in the commercial nectar.
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    How can I find a Baltimore Oriole?

    Here's a couple of photos at my feeder...might give one a try. Good luck. Tommy
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    Oriole nectar feeder

    Thanks, Lisa. After a good cleaning last night, seems things were 'business as usual' this morning. Tommy
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    How can I find a Baltimore Oriole?

    This is my first summer to try an oriole feeder with nectar. I started about a month or six weeks ago, and now I have probably have 4-5 sightings a day.
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    Oriole nectar feeder

    Has anyone had success using hummingbird nectar in their oriole nectar feeder? Here's my dilemma...It's about time to clean and replace the nectar in my oriole feeder. The nectar I have been using is an 'oriole nectar' which is orange in color that quickly fades to clear after a few days. The...
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    Hello from Oklahoma

    I was surfing for info to increase the diversity of my feeding station (in my back yard) and found this forum. After a little lurking, I decided to join. I currently have two "regular" feeders (that has millet, black sunflower (both whole and hearts), safflower), two suet boxes, an oriole nectar...
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