Been feeding hummingbirds for 33 years. Last year, was the first year our feeders were visited by orioles, and then it was only a half-dozen times all season. This year, the orioles came early, ( late March, snow was still on the ground) - feeders were put out first week of May - hummers are usually here by May 7. We now have at least one male oriole who visits once or twice an hour, from dawn to dusk. Some friends, both about 15 miles distant, report the same oriole thing going on at their feeders, and both say they haven't had orioles visit before last year. Is this a regular occurrence in the rest of the country? Middle of upstate NY here.