It's always a sign of fall approaching when we no longer hear the Orioles. Often boisterous and chatty in late summer, adults as well as curious young juveniles check our feeders for grape jelly or hummingbird nectar before their long migration.
I do put out grape jelly for them in the early spring around their arrival for a few weeks, they then get busy building nests and rearing young near the end of May. Their diet is insects, feeding their young many types of caterpillars and other tasty invertebrates.
© Heather Holm, 2015. Heather Holm