Cedar Waxwings eating grape jelly
Wasn't getting much response over at bird watching, so I thought I'd post this here. Has it happened to any of you?
When the Baltimore and Orchard Orioles returned the first week in May my neighbor put out oranges and dishes of grape jelly. About 2 weeks ago about 8 Cedar Waxwings showed up and bellied up to the dishes of jelly for a snack. She now has 20 Waxwings (as well as 6 pairs of Orioles) eating grape jelly all day. They're going through two 32oz jars per day! Anyone else had this experience? Here in west central MN we normally see them on and off during the winter and early spring.
They seem very social, and the female Orioles will eat at the same dish with 3 or 4 Waxwings. But, the sparrows (Harris', White-throated, and all but one pair of Chipping) are totally gone. Did the Waxwings run them off?
Thanks for your comments.