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Hummingbirds & Orioles - Do They Get Along?

Posted by mozart2 Zone 5 Michigan (My Page) on
Mon, May 15, 06 at 19:21

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.


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

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Hummingbirds & Orioles - Do They Get Along?

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.

RE: Hummingbirds & Orioles - Do They Get Along?

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.


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