Hummingbirds & Orioles - Do They Get Along?

Mozart2(Zone 5 Michigan)May 15, 2006

Hi Folks:

Since this is my first year at feeding Hummers and Orioles, my question is short and simple:

It is alright to place hummingbird and oriole feeders on the same pole system?

Or will this cause an Avian conflict of some sort?

I just obtained a second Wild Birds Unlimited Advanced Pole system - with two sets of arms -specifically with the intention of feeding both hummers and orioles.

One end of one "arm" is (temporarily or permanently) supporting a hanging basket of two Fushia plants (I'll decide its status later) and the other three "ends" will support one or two hummingbird feeders and/or one or two oriole feeders - one of which contains two jelly "jars" and two spikes for orange halves.

I'll probably obtain an extension post and add a separate third arm so that I can add a fourth feeder on the pole and still accomdate the Fuchsia plants.

For those not familiar with WBU's Advanced Pole System, I have provided a convenient aducational link.

Any insights and/or advice will be greatly appreciated.

Bill

Here is a link that might be useful: WBU's - Advanced Pole System

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lisa11310(z5 MI)

The Hummer and the Oriole that were both on my hummer feeder at the same time did not seem to mind each other being there.
Lisa

    Bookmark   May 15, 2006 at 7:39PM
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terryr(z5a IL)

The one time I got lucky enough to get oriole's, they actually preferred the hummingbird feeder rather than the oriole feeder I ran out and bought.

Terry

    Bookmark   May 17, 2006 at 11:48AM
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