Author: Torrie Reed

why do woodpeckers peck wood

Why Do Woodpeckers Peck Wood?

As the name suggests, woodpeckers always seem to be making holes in wood. They can peck up to 12,000 times every day, and when they peck, they have a purpose. Some people think that when they are drilling holes in your home they are simply being a pest, but they […]

do woodpeckers get headaches

How Do Woodpeckers Not Hurt Their Brains!?

You’d think that banging your head on wood all day would give you a massive headache. If we tried it, we’d certainly do ourselves some harm, but woodpeckers have their own ways of protecting their head and their brain. Why do woodpeckers peck? If you see a woodpecker pecking it […]

when do orioles migrate north

When Do Orioles Migrate North?

Orioles are beautiful, colorful birds and for most of us we get to see them during their summer migration. Although there are about 30 species of oriole, there are only 5 which we commonly see. Some species are resident all year round, while others spend winter in the south and […]

why do orioles like grape jelly

Why Do Orioles Like Grape Jelly!?

When orioles migrate for the summer, they bring a splash of color to Central and Northern America. To tempt them to your garden, you need to be prepared for the first birds to arrive in early spring and providing the right food is a good way to start. Once they’ve […]

can hummingbirds use oriole feeders

Can Hummingbirds Use Oriole Feeders?

The design of hummingbird feeders and oriole feeders is different but that doesn’t mean that these birds cannot use the feeders interchangeably. Hummingbirds are smaller than orioles so they will have no issue sticking their beak into the larger feeding holes of oriole feeders. Have you ever spotted a hummingbird […]

what should you feed orioles

What Should You Feed Orioles?

You can feed orioles many of the same foods as hummingbirds; nectar, fruit jelly, fresh juicy fruit and insects or mealworms. Orioles are also famous for loving the color orange so ripe oranges or other orange foods are a great way to attract orioles to your backyard. If you would […]