We had a little forest of sunflower plants out around the feeders from all the seed that sprouted this spring (it stayed so wet I couldn't rake up the winter leavings until after much of it had sprouted). The raccoons keep breaking off the bigger ones as they push through to get to the feeders.
I hope your orioles find the feeders quickly! They should have babies out now--maybe they'll be looking for some fast food for them.
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."
"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."