Golden Oriole sighting???

  • 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

  • In reply to sugar:

    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.

  • In reply to Intr0:

    Orioles eat insects mainly, also berries,

  • In reply to sugar:

    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.

  • In reply to Intr0:

    You could try mealworms & maybe

    chop some apple up or a handful of raisins,

    anything to bring them back, lol

  • In reply to sugar:

    Here is one at Lakenheath

    taken on friday, what a beauty !!

    www.rspb.org.uk/.../sun-shine-bird.aspx

  • In reply to sugar:

    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.

  • I had a male very close to me several times this morning while fishing very early in Norfolk unmistakable and its call.
  • It was on the ground presumably?