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Orioles and Grape Jelly

Postby Ironwood » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:23 pm

Awhile back on another forum we were talking about a Baltimore Oriole that visited my hummingbird feeders. In the discussion a fellow said Orioles really like Grape Jelly. I gotta tell ya. They really like grape jelly. They passed up the hummingbird feeder to get to the jelly. :)

I had three male Orioles eating the jelly at the same time once today. Before I could get the camera one of them had left the jelly for the birdbath. Here's the other two eating away. I hope they stick around for a few days.

Baltimore Orioles eating Grape Jelly.  4-26-2013.JPG
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Re: Orioles and Grape Jelly

Postby LadyHunter » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:05 pm

Great Pic!!
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Re: Orioles and Grape Jelly

Postby gtk » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:16 am

Neat! Never figured a bird would eat jelly
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Re: Orioles and Grape Jelly

Postby Ironwood » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:20 am

Thank you Lady Hunter. Glad you like the photo.

Gtk, I was a little skeptical myself, but I figured what the heck. What's a little grape jelly! Worked beyond my expectations. I haven't seen any of the Orioles this morning. :( They might have fueled up enough to make another leg of their journey.
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Re: Orioles and Grape Jelly

Postby terry08 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:51 pm

Ironwood, I am sure the birds love you. I am currently feeding a yellow lab which someone left behind after moving. I may have to bring him home and try to rehabilitate him. I hate people who go off and leave a pet to fend for themselves.

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Re: Orioles and Grape Jelly

Postby Ironwood » Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:31 pm

Terry, that's great that you are helping an animal that's in trouble. I'm sort of a softy for stray dogs, cats, and any thing else that needs some help.
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Orioles and Grape Jelly

Postby flipper » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:02 pm

Yeah, we are the same way. I remember one time when my husband came and got me out of the woods from deer hunting because a doe had been chased by some other hunters' dogs into our yard where she hit the fence and was injured. We were calling our vet to see how to help her, but she died. I think something else happened to her before she hit the fence. No bullet holes. We are strange people I guess.
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