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Thank you for posting this information.

I fed grape jelly to B. Orioles when I live in Cass
County.  They do love it!

The suggestion (in the posted link) that the sugar content
of jelly is thru the roof...well beyond what nature provides
seems right on target to me.

As it turns out, this spring, here in Smithville, I've been unable
to entice a pair of B. Orioles to "sample" the jelly.  Instead, they have
feasted on our hummingbird nectar.  Of course the hummer's food is right
in line (sugar content wise) with the article’s suggested sugar level for
Orioles.

I have removed the jelly.

One reason I've kept my "Perkey Pet" bottle-type hummingbird feeder (it's
a pain to clean vs. the "Humm-Zinger") is because with the wasp/bee guards
removed, the Orioles can drink.  For some reason, they have always been
attracted to this feeder.

Thanks again for posting the link.

Bob Foreman
Smithville, MO

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