...the hummingbirds will eat grape jelly?
The Orioles and Catbirds have taken off for warmer climes, but I figured it couldn't hurt to put out a little grape jelly each day for a while - just to make sure there aren't any stragglers.
The hummers often fly around the jelly feeder - nothing new. I had always assumed they were attracted to the insects.
Earlier this week, however, I saw one perch and eat the jelly. This happened several days in a row. I don't know if it was the same bird, of course, but it was always a female. So far, I've only seen one mention of this on the Internet. That comment stated the concentration of sugar in grape jelly (23%) is quite close to that of the nectar we all make for our hummingbird feeders (25%).