We put the grape jelly out a few days ago in anticipation of the Baltimore Orioles arriving back on the Cape for the summer. They usually come sometime in the first week of May. They arrived yesterday… in the pouring rain.
I sat by the window and just watched them for a long, long time, taking a few photographs through the rain-spattered windows, and watching them “inhale” the grape jelly from Phil’s custom-made Baltimore Oriole feeder. We learned a few years ago that the Baltimore Orioles prefer to eat upside down, hanging onto something. Here they hang on to a long screw. The beauty of this feeder is that the Baltimore Orioles have no problem eating from it, while no other birds around here eat upside down and have long enough beaks to eat the jelly.
They are such an exquisite bird, don’t think? Have they arrived at your home yet for the summer?