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Orioles will feed at the hummingbird feeder without a fuss.

Orioles are back!

Our Baltimore Oriole finally arrived for the summer. Last year the male arrived the first of May but this year, we didn't notice him until Mother's Day. The female will follow later.

Last week were beginning to think they might not show. My neighbor John invested in a oriole feeder and was putting out fresh oranges daily.

I filled my hummingbird feeder for them in April when the weather was nice in case they showed up without me noticing right away.

They will feed at the hummingbird feeder without a fuss, but I will now set up my oriole feeder. The hummingbirds won't want to share when they arrive.

Journey through gardening season with Rosa Salter Rodriguez (feature writer), Anne Gregory (Web editor and writer), Frank Noonan (copy editor) and Cathie Rowand (photographer)