You can create this Orange based bird feeder by using a fresh whole orange or by using the discards from making your own fresh squeezed orange juice.
While it is generally well known that Northern orioles feed on orange halves, it is less well known that Red-bellied and Red-headed woodpeckers are also attracted to them.
As with apple halves, simply push the orange halves onto nails that are partially driven into convenient logs, stumps, or the roofs of feeders.
For a child’s project adult supervision is strongly recommended.
1 fresh orange
Thin stick, such as a kabob skewer or plastic stirrer
1. Cut an orange in half. You need only one half at a time.
2. Decide on a good site, somewhere you can place the orange securely, so it doesn’t fall over.
3. Push a thin stick (or kabob skewer) through the center of the orange half. Ask an adult for help when using sharp objects.
4. Place the stick against a thick branch, fence, post, or railing to form a “t” or cross shape.
5. Use a strong cord to tie the stick to the branch or railing. Wrap the cord around the cross shape, back and forth, making an X shape. You may have to wrap the cord around several times. Another option is to use the cord alone to tie the orange half, cut side up, to a flat railing or sturdy branch. Make sure that the orange is securely fastened, so that if an oriole lands on it, it won’t slip downward.
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