I have a question for you and/or your readers: What kind of bird is now eating at our hummingbird feeder? I searched the Internet for information, and saw birds that look similar, but none that seem to be exactly like the one visiting our hummingbird feeder. I am attaching a photo of the bird here. I live in Redwood City, California.
Beth, Redwood City, Calif.
Your visitor looks to be a hooded oriole (Icterus cucullatus). These birds eat insects, small fruit, nectar from flowers, and the visit hummer feeders to sip nectar with the other birds. Over 50 different bird species have been spotted freeloading at hummingbirds feeders from time to time. Nothing like a little free junk food to start the day. /Gary