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How To Make Homemade Oriole Feeder


Attracting orioles to your backyard can be a wonderful and entertaining experience. Building a homemade oriole feeder is a great way to start. Oriole feeders are typically filled with oranges, grape jelly, and nectar. Here's how to make a homemade oriole feeder.

Gather all of the necessary materials. You'll need an orange, a plastic container, a few pieces of thin wire, a pair of scissors, cup hooks, and a drill.

Cut the orange in half and hollow out the center. Use the scissors to cut off the top of the orange and then scoop out the pulp and seeds.

Drill a few holes in the plastic container for the wires to go through. Drill two holes on opposite sides of the container.

Attach the cup hooks to the container. Place the cup hooks in the holes you drilled and secure them with wire or screws.

Cut two pieces of wire for the handle. Measure and cut two pieces of thin wire. Wrap the ends around the cup hooks to form a handle.

Fill the container with the food. Fill the container with oranges, grape jelly, and nectar.

Hang the feeder. Hang the feeder in a tree or bush in your backyard where it will be easy for the orioles to access.

With a few simple supplies and a bit of effort, you can make a homemade oriole feeder to attract these beautiful birds to your backyard. The feeder will provide a convenient source of food for the orioles and you'll be able to enjoy watching them feed and flit about.