Today there were two female hooded orioles feeding fledglings from my orange feeder. One adult had two chicks and the other had one. Also seen were three male hooded and two male Bullock’s and one female Bullock’s.
The bees were so numerous and aggressive at the orange feeder that they seemed like electrons buzzing around an atomic nucleus. The only birds that braved the bees were the two female hoodeds that were feeding their chicks. The males all wimped out.