Monday, July 6, 2009

Sweet!

I think I did a double take when I saw a robin sitting on my platform feeder..I remember thinking, what do you suppose this bird is eyeing from that bird seed mixture?


Oh my goodness, it is eating the grape jelly!! lol! A surprise to me!!
I see him every day getting his jelly fix! Morning, noon and late day.. I love it!!
(click to see that big blob of jelly he is holding in his bill)

20 comments:

J'ellen said...

Nice photos...and hey, some of us gals have a real sweet tooth...or beak...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I have learned something new.I knew the Robins love raisins,but had no idea they also liked grape jelly.Thanks.
Blessings,Ruth

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well I'll be darned.... Had no idea that the robins liked that jelly....Think I may have to try that since we have lots of Robins around.

Cute photos, Tina.
Hugs,
Betsy

Chris Petrak said...

... and I just told someone that robins are not feeder birds. Except for the robins eating dropped apples last winter, your grape jelly is the closest I'v come to seeing robins on a feeder. Thanks1

Tina said...

Ruth, Betsy and Chris,
I am glad you mentioned that you, too, weren't aware of robins eating jelly..I wonder if they are fond of grapes? I know Ruth mentioned a long time ago that she fed them raisins..

Gail said...

Great shots! Give something sweet and I will pass up an orange too.

Eve said...

That is so sweet Tina! I'll have to try that sometime.Love the post below too. Oh and the new Towhee header is GREAT!

Chris said...

How sweet! This is very surprising but nature is full of nature. When you think you know, then surprises come!!
beautiful pictures!

T and S said...

Does he have a sweet beak Tina ? (read sweet tooth) !

Bird Girl said...

Now THAT is literally 'sweet success'! And a very nice surprise, indeed! It is these kinds of fun happenings that keep us all coming back for more ;-) I'm so glad you were able to get these pictures...love the one with the gob of jelly!

troutbirder said...

This is definitely very wierd. It go to show why you never say never.

George said...

Thanks for teaching me something new. Your robin certainly enjoys his grape jelly.

dAwN said...

Wow..the Robins here have not gone to the grape jelly...lucky gal..now I am jealous!

dAwN said...

Oh..and I was wondering if you were taking a blogging vacation..Glad to see you back!

Abe Lincoln said...

I had to laugh. Yes they eat jelly and peanut butter and also the cracks and pieces of the meat of sunflower seeds. In fact there is one mother who waits on other birds to kick out sunflower pieces of seed so she can get it.

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs! We used to feed raisins to Robins when they came to WI before the snows were finished. But I never thought they would eat jelly at a feeder.

Vickie said...

I did a double take too, when I saw the first image, thinking, how did she get a robin to visit the feeder? Nice!

Leeloo's mum said...

Aww, this is so sweet! I really like the last picture, adorable. :)

Leedra said...

I never would have thought the Robin would go for the grape jelly. We might be surprised what they will eat when it is available.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

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