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When the Baltimore Orioles arrive in the spring I typically put out grape jelly for them. They love it! Last year I went through a gallon of it in just a couple of weeks. What I have discovered is that Baltimore Orioles aren’t the only ones that like grape jelly. This year I have photographed orioles, House Finches and Red-breasted Grosbeaks all eating grape jelly from my feeder. I even captured a photo of a female grosbeak feeding jelly to a fledgling.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Fledgling

Baltimore Oriole and Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Fledgling


House Finch male

Baltimore Oriole fledgling


  1. nice idea, but doesn’t it melt in heat (I mean jelly)?

    • No the jelly doesn’t melt in the heat. We have been having 100 degree days and the jelly remains a solid.

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