Date: 5/22/20 10:34 am
From: slybeck <slybeck...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Grape jelly???
I feed all natural grape jelly.

Susan Lybeck
West Haven, Vt.

> On May 22, 2020, at 11:47 AM, sarah rosedahl <0000016265cd738b-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> They love oranges at my house.
> Sarah
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android
> On Fri, May 22, 2020 at 11:25 AM, maevulus<maevulus...> wrote: On 2020-05-22 10:19, Barbara Brosnan wrote:
>> A neighbor just asked me if the corn syrup (or anything else) in grape
>> jelly
>> is not good for the orioles she is feeding. Anyone know if it is still
>> okay?
>> Barbara Brosnan
>> Weybridge
> Many store-bought jellies have corn syrup or corn-based sweeteners in
> them, and there's been some debate about whether these are healthy for
> birds. I can't find any study proving one way or the other, though. This
> post has some of the argument:
> You can buy BirdBerry Jelly, which the orioles around here absolutely
> love. You can also feed them homemade jellies, which have nothing but
> fruit, sugar, water and pectin. I've tried quince and currant jellies
> with success.
> Several articles warn about putting out too much jelly at one time for
> several reasons. It's best to offer small batches each morning.
> Maeve Kim, Jericho Center
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