You might try hanging some bunches of smaller-size grapes in a tree and
I also put dried currants and raisins in my feeders. The currants
(available at Healthy Living store behind Barnes and Noble) taste
exactly like raisins to me, but are smaller and easier to swallow.
However, they are more expensive than raisins.
You can also order huge quantities of mealworms from several places by
mail-order and the prices are much less than you would pay at the pet
shops. For anyone who wants to order mealworms from the place I order
from, here is the info: Nature's Way, PO box 188, Ross, Ohio. 45061
The worms arrive in a cloth bag with crinkled newspaper in it for the
worms to hang onto. They arrive hungry and thirsty so you need to shake
them into a plastic bin (the kind you find at Walmart for storage). The
bin should first have about 1/2 inch of oatmeal in it. After shaking the
worms into the oatmeal bed you can place some quartered apples or
potatoes in there so that they have something to drink. You can then
take out as many as you want and place them in the feeder. It's a fairly
expensive way to help the Robins, since the Starlings, Jays and others
will also help themselves to the worms. Also, if you are as sensitive as
I am, you will cringe at subjecting the worms to the freezing
temperatures. I am so used to handling the mealworms that I pick them up
in my hands, but for those who dislike handling them, you can use a cup
to pick them up and place them in the feeder.
Well, enough of my rambling. Let me know if you have any questions.