Oriole Bird Feeders Canton OH

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The Home Depot
(330)497-1810
4873 Portage St
Canton, OH
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(330)245-0280
2811 S Arlington Street
Akron, OH
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Redwood Landscape & Design
(330) 478-1558
1824 Whipple Ave NW
Canton, OH
Products / Services
Arborist Services, Groundcovers, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Green Thumb Nursery
(330) 478-4800
4855 Hills And Dales Rd NW
Canton, OH
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Rohr & Sons Nursery & Garden
(330) 492-1243
5357 Everhard Rd NW
Canton, OH
Products / Services
Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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The Home Depot
(330)830-0038
2406 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, OH
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Barbato Flowers & Greenhouses
(330) 477-1232
6017 12th St Nw
Canton, OH
Products / Services
Builders / Contractors, Florist, Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Canterbury Nursery
(330) 479-9175
4859 Hill & Dales Rd. Nw
Canton, OH
Products / Services
Groundcovers, Landscaping Services, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Lake Cable Nursery Inc.
(330) 499-4786
5110 Fulton Dr NW
Canton, OH
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Artificial Plants, Bath & Personal Care Products, Biological Control, Bird Baths, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Birding Accessories, Boots / Clogs, Bulbs, Candles & Holders, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Clothing, Compost, Compost Tea, Composting, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers - Decorative, Craft Materials & Supplies, Crop Protection, Decorative Planters & Urns, Display Structures, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Con…

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Arrowearth
(330) 605-6454
2833 Standish Ave. S.W.
Canton, OH

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Feeders and Feeding: Orioles

Discover a plentiful food source that attracts orioles - one that's more popular than orange slices!

Feeding Orioles

by Kay Gibson

I feed the birds all winter here in Missouri. We help each other survive the cold, snowy months. Do I quit feeding in the spring? No.

Green isn't the only color sprouting in the spring. The migrant birds bring new colors and new melodies. Do you know where the oriole got its scientific name? The Greeks claimed the sight of an oriole would cure jaundice, thus Icterus from the Greek ikteros , meaning jaundice. I don't know about that, but the striking black and orange is a treat for my tired-of-winter eyes.

Folks have told me to put out orange slices or grapefruit pieces to feed the northern orioles, but I've found something better. Orioles love it. Popcorn.

For the past two springs, as soon as the orioles arrive, they seem starved. I've had six pairs at my open box feeder both springs. They fill up with popcorn for a couple weeks before they start building their homes.

In mid-May, I watched a male oriole build a nest in the Chinese elm tree in my yard. My bird book says the female builds the nest, but in my yard, the male gathered the grasses and wove them together for their hanging basket home. I live at the edge of the woods and the other orioles nested nearby. I couldn't see who was building their homes.

This year, I saw a sad sight as I watched the orioles come and go after the eggs were laid. As the female oriole left the nest, a female cowbird sat on a limb nearby. She craned her neck to watch the oriole leave. It reminded me of a busybody neighbor stretching her neck to see where her neighbor was going. Then, branch by branch, the cowbird started closing in on the oriole nest. I don't usually interfere with nature, but I knew her intentions, so I ran outside and scared her away. I must not have scared her too badly; the next day, the orioles didn't come back to their nest.

The following day, the male oriole moved to a nearby walnut tree and began building a new nest. I'll never know if the pair raised a family in this nest or not, because when we returned from vacation, the orioles were gone from the nest and were not coming to the feeder anymore. They were still in the area, however, because I could still hear their call.

One day, at the feeder, two oriole males were eating popcorn. I heard a female give her flutelike call. One male ignored it, but the other turned and flew to her. He seemed to recognize her voice. Orioles all sound alike to me, but perhaps not to each other.

Other birds love popcorn, too. The downy, hairy, and red-bellied woodpeckers, blue jay, cardinal, chickadee, tufted titmouse, brown thrasher, eastern towhee, and of course, the sparrows are all popcorn eaters.

I fill my open box feeder each morning. I keep a birdbath nearby. Sometimes, I have to fill my feeder more than once a day. However, I try not to fill it late in the evening, because raccoons like popcorn, t...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

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