Date: 5/9/18 12:55 pm From: Kathi Johnson Rock <kathijr777...> Subject: [wisb] Re: Orioles and jelly
Alan, It's a good question. I am very familiar with what is safe for hummingbirds, but not so much for Orioles. Here is a link from the Journey North site which generally talks about the use of grape jelly:
I read anecdotal accounts where people said that Orioles refused to eat jellies that did not contain corn syrup.
Since this grape jelly is such a small part of their diet during migration and your Orioles have been fine with the corn syrup-based grape jellies, I would continue to use those and not worry about it.
I hope this helps a little.
Kathi and Michael Rock Madison, Dane County, WI
On Wed, May 9, 2018 at 2:21 PM, Alan & Joan Linquist <linquists...> wrote:
> I have a question about orioles and jelly. Its been said that orioles > like grape jelly. I was at the store, looking at the various brands and > the issue of corn syrup popped into my mind. From what I remember, we are > NOT supposed to give hummingbirds corn syrup based sweetened water. Only > pure cane sugar will do. Does this rule apply to orioles? Except for the > expensive brands, all grape jellies are corn syrup based. Is this okay for > larger birds? Is there a brand they prefer? I'm putting some out today. > Thanks. > Alan LinquistWashington County > #################### > You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin > Birding Network (Wisbirdn). > To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: > http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn > Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn > > >
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