Keeping Orioles Away from Hummingbird Feeder?

I have both hummingbirds (around 3) and Orioles hanging around my house this year. Yipee! I only had one hummer all last year. Unfortunately the Orioles are feeding out of the hummingbird feeders even though I have put out a big Oriole feeder for them.

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How can I keep the Orioles out of the hummer feeders? They seem to land on them, then tip them sideways and all the sugar water flows out. I even moved the hummer feeder to a tree branch but they still land on it.

By Linda Delcamp from Brighton, MI

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June 6, 20110 found this helpful

I just let them 'take turns,' which they do quite nicely. You can't control this issue. Sorry, but you'll just have to live with it. They don't seem to mind sharing.

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May 13, 20190 found this helpful

This works only if you want the hummers to leave. I have 6 pesky orioles that are a real menace. I have 4 hummer feeders. Orioles use them all .

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Anonymous
April 29, 20200 found this helpful

Someone suggested getting a feeder without a place for the Orioles to sit on. Hummers can hover , so this seems logical.I am facing the same problem, so I am on the lookout for a perchless feeder for the hummingbirds.

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June 17, 20200 found this helpful

My Orioles fly up and hit the feeder do it will drip down and they flutter about getting their fill.

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