Stranded Oriole in Minnesota!
(St. Michael, MN, USA)
Hello all: I have a question on how to help sustain a male Oriole here in Minnsota. While our winter has not been much of a winter (by our standards anyway), I cannot image how this little fella missed the flight south. In any case, he is looking OK and has been around for 3 days now. I have put out the 'ol standards for him: seeds, tangerine, grape jelly and tried a little peanut butter.
He appears OK, but I do not think this ends well if one of two things doesn't happen: Either he takes off and finds comfort/food in the south, or we try to keep up with sustaining him. I fear the latter may tie him even tighter to my feeder, but am not sure what else to do.
If you can help with a strategy, please contact me - I will watch this area first.
Thanks and Merry Christmas -