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Normally I put grape jelly out for the orioles in the spring. They usually hang around for a couple of weeks before going off to raise their young. This year I kept putting Jelly out and a variety of birds turned up to eat it.

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Baltimore Oriole

Normally I put out some grape jelly in the spring when the Baltimore Orioles return. I usually take the feeders down once the orioles have gone off to nest since they don’t seem to be interested in feeding on the jelly. This year I kept a small feeder up and it turns out that other birds also like the grape jelly. The Red-bellied Woodpecker really likes it and he turns up multiple times during the day.

The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks also like grape jelly.

Even an occasional Baltimore Oriole turns up at the feeder.

 

Just a few of the characters that have been at my bird feeders the past few weeks.

White-breasted Nuthatch

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

House Finch

The Eastern Phoebe is rarely seen at the feeder and this is the first time I’ve seen a House Wren at the feeder.

Eastern Phoebe

House Wren

I occasionally have rabbits at the feeder and for a week I had a family of Raccoons visit the feeder every night.

Cottontail Rabbit

A few bird shots from the last couple of weeks.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak female

Rose-breasted Grosbeak female

Rose-breasted Grosbeak male

Rose-breasted Grosbeak male

Indigo Bunting male

Indigo Bunting male

Eastern Bluebird male

Eastern Bluebird male

American Goldfinch male

American Goldfinch male

Yesterday the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks returned to my feeder after a winter in Central America. Typically the males arrive first followed a few days later by the females. This year a female was the first to show up at my feeder followed later in the day by several males.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak male

Rose-breasted Grosbeak male

Rose-breasted Grosbeak female

Rose-breasted Grosbeak female