In reply to sugar:
I probably got very lucky with a migrating one, who saw the feeding scrum below. Good luck with your search, they are worth it. Especially if you get to see one in sunlight.
In reply to Intr0:
I was lucky enough to see them 2years ago
as they nested right on the edge of the wood,
as you say to see them in the sunlight is amazing
Do they eat peanuts too, or is it exclusively fruit. I was so lucky that builder left the banana on a wall. Or it would have flown off before I looked out the window. I didn't see it land, it was already there, ripping into the banana. But it eat all of it, there was about 1/3 left I think and then flew off East.
If they eat peanuts, I have a much greater chance of seeing one again. I didn't see this one eat any peanuts but there were squirrels there, so even if it wanted them it wouldn't have been able to get them. But peanuts is the main thing my garden in known to the local wildlife for. I really hope they eat peanuts.
Orioles eat insects mainly, also berries,
There's nothing like that really except loads of Ivy with those little berries/seeds I'm not sure what they are classed as. I have a stawberry patch but they've only just finished blosseming same as my plum tree. Nothing to eat yet.
I never knew Jays were so fond of shelled peanuts either, but I just wonder if that's it. If it is I've much better chance of seeing one again. I almost hesitate to to say this (at risk of sounding unbelievable), but last year I saw a green bird at a distance pecking through the ivy on a neaby big tree. Which Identified as a green woodpecker, I just wonder. I never heard it peck (like a woodpecker) or sing. I'm not claiming it was a female, but now there is a small doubt in my mind that just maybe, it wasn't a green woodpecker. But I didn't see it for long enough or close enough to remember it now. Whereas I can't forget this golden bird. I can picture him photo-perfect in my mind.
You could try mealworms & maybe
chop some apple up or a handful of raisins,
anything to bring them back, lol
Here is one at Lakenheath
taken on friday, what a beauty !!
It never came back despite me trying various things you suggested. I'll try again next year, you never know. They have good memories, if he enjoyed himself. He may come back this way next year.
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