Attract colorful fruit loving songbirds to your yard!
One of our most beautiful oriole fruit feeders. Decorative yet functional. The two copper fruit spirals are surrounded by copper perches decorated with verdigris copper ivy leaves. It conveniently holds 2 whole apples with the top 1/4" cut off to open the fruit, or 1 apple or orange cut in half and spiraled on the coils. An array of hungry fruit eaters will vist your Copper Ivy Oriole Fruit Feeder. Makes a wonderful gift for the backyard birder!
Proudly handcrafted in the USA by skilled artisans!
THE DURABILITY OF COPPER
One of the most resilient metals on Earth, copper doesn’t rust or become brittle and crack like plastic or wooden feeders do. Our feeders’ functionality and durability make them heirloom quality - feeders you can hand down to your children and grandchildren.
Custom made to order - Being handmade, these hangers take longer to create than machine made, mass produced items. The handcrafted aspect of our hangers is what adds value, uniqueness, beauty and durability to every work of art.
Birds that use this feeder include bluebirds, flickers, grosbeaks, jays, mockingbirds, orioles, robins, thrushes, waxwings, woodpeckers, and wrens
Dimensions: 2.5" x 8" x 11" (approx.)
Using Our Heirloom Copper Fruit and Jelly Feeders
WHAT FRUIT TO USE
We find apples to be the best fruit to use because a wide variety of birds eat them. Oranges are a favorite of Orioles. You can also use grape clusters. Cardinals love pomegranates and hard dinner rolls can be spun on the coils too.
WHEN TO START
Early spring is the best time to put out your feeder. That is when birds start looking for nest sites and if you put out a ready source of food, they are more likely to nest in your area. When mama and papa birds have nestlings to feed, they will feed on the apples, fly back to the nest to feed their young and repeat this many times a day until their babies fledge the nest. Then you will often see the parents bring their young to your apple feeders and feed their young right in front of you.
TO USE YOUR FEEDER
First peel away a portion of the skin of the apple to give the birds access to the inside. Many birds that like apples don’t’ have a sharp enough beak to pierce thru the skin. If it’s hot and dry, score the open surface of the apple to keep it from developing a second skin. Position the apple over the tip of the corkscrew coil and push lightly to pierce thru, then applying light pressure spin the apple onto the coil. Then hang the feeder out where birds can see it.
You can also use our fruit feeders to feed Orioles their favorite fruit: the orange. Just cut an orange in half and spiral it on the coil open end up. Orioles will eat all the pulp right down to the peel. The FRUIT AND JELLY FEEDER (SEHHFRJL) gives you a removable cup to feed Orioles their other favorite food - grape jelly at the same time as the oranges. The cup’s copper clip lets you remove the cup for cleaning and filling then clips back securely in place.