[Mnbird] unexpected nighttime feeder visitor

Jim Ryan muchmoredoc at gmail.com
Sat Aug 15 21:43:27 CDT 2015

This is my first year feeding the birds in over 10 years. And the first
time ever feeding orioles and hummingbirds.

I have not seen an oriole at the feeder since mid-June (but I see hummers
daily) and so I left it empty up until about a week ago when I added some
jelly, hoping for migrants.

The bees and hornets (and a squirrel) have been eating all the jelly so I
stopped the jelly and switched to an orange half.

When I tried oranges in the spring they were left untouched.

This time of year the orange is a big hit with flies and wasps, which is
pretty gross. So after dark tonight I was going to throw out the orange and
I came upon a Cope's Gray tree-frog on my oriole feeder catching the

I took a (lousy) picture but has not been uploaded to my computer.


Jim Ryan
Vadnais Heights

Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone
to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression.- Robert

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