Sunday, May 25, 2008
I looked out at the birds and there was a huge goldfinch eating out of the
humming-bird feeder! I thought...what a hog!!! Then I thought wait, that isn't a goldfinch...but what is it? So I had to go online and search until I found what I think it is called.
A Bullocks Oriole.
It is really pretty and there is a female too. Which means they probably have a nest somewhere around close by. Anyhow, if anyone has another guess let me know otherwise I am guessing its a Bullocks Oriole!
Oh and before you ask what is wrapped around the top of the hummingbird feeder...That is a ant stopper. You take a piece of flannel(I cut it in strips) soaked in plain old cooking oil and wring it out so to speak. Then you wrap it around the top of the hummingbird feeder and ants won't cross over it. My great aunt told me this trick to keep those pesky ants away. I am sure there are other things you can buy that are much prettier and all that but this is a freebie and it works so I never checked into anything else(-:
Posted by CiNdEe at 5:04 PM