Those who love birds know well the best Oriole feeder is a special bird. Beautiful, graceful, and colorful this small bird often finds environments less friendly for them, then for other birds.
These birds are insects’ eaters, but they also love fruit and nectar unlike many other species that feast on grain. This leads those who want to help out this tiny-feathered beauty to find special feeders exclusively for this bird. Oriole feeders are designed to accommodate the unique diet of this species.
They are designed with spikes that can hold apple or orange slices, and some feeders are created to hold several items such as jelly dishes or nectar reservoirs.
Some of these feeders feature tray feeders or tiny dishes that are sure to interest a hungry Oriole. As a shopper looks at the variety of feeders available it’s possible to find a number of options ranging in price.
The Duncraft Eco-Oriole Fruit and Jelly Feeder
If you love Orioles then no doubt you are aware of the love this little bird has for grape jelly, and oranges. The Duncraft Eco-Oriole Fruit and Jelly is large enough to accommodate two orange slices with skewers long enough to hold the these in place with being so long as to jeopardize the bird’s safety.
The cups are also large enough to hold mealworms or suet nuggets to satisfy the bird’s desire for insects. It is made of a recycled plastic wood that’s both durable and hygienic.
This manger at 8 by 5 by 9-1/2 inches tall is constructed to last for years, and is dishwasher safe. For anyone who wants to ensure the birds safety, and wants to see a number of Orioles make visits this is an excellent choice. This feeder cost less than $40, and will last for many years.
The Poly-Recycled Oriole Feeder SNOF is one of the more expensive feeders for the Oriole, but it’s attractive and unique in its own right.
Bright red and made from recycled plastic this manger has two cups for the feeding jellies, and two spikes set in the middle to hold fruit slices. The top is portion is covered in clear plastic in order to protect the food, and to give the birds a rainproof chance to feed.
The plastic is easy to clean and it can be washed off outside with a hose. It can be found for under $35, and is very popular with those who enjoy the easy clean up, and the chance to use recycled materials for an outside project that’s both decorative and useful.
Birds Choice It
Birds Choice 1009 Oriole Fest manufactured by Backyard Nature Products is a uniquely designed, simple Oriole products that’s offered at the low price of less than $16.
This feeder is built three ways in order to feed orioles anything from nectar to jelly and fruit slices. Small and compact this model has four feeing ports, four jelly cups and a spiked hanging rod.
It’s possible to place the fruit slice on the spike, before using the spike to hang the manger. Altogether it’s possible to hold up to 7.5 ounces of nectar and up to 6 cups of nectar.
The Oriole-Fest was designed to not only attract with birds with its bright red color, but also feed them well while the birds perch on the round frame of the manger.
This is a very easy to clean it and is also very easy to hang in almost any location as it takes up such little space. While this is one of the more inexpensive models of feeders many who own one say it is among the busiest feeder they have ever owned.
Hanging and Using a Feeder
The Oriole should be hung away from other feeders in a shaded spot that still catches the sun’s light in order to attract the birds.
It should be hung in such a way that other animals such as squirrels or raccoons are draw to attempting to knock the feeder down. Feeders should be kept as clean as possible as birds and insects are known to pass along illnesses in places where they feed.