Cedar Waxwings occasionally become intoxicated or even die when they run across overripe berries that have started to ferment and produce alcohol.
This entry was posted on September 8, 2011 by melissafischer. It was filed under nature and was tagged with melissa koski, Michigan, nature, party, photography, photos, science.
No kidding? Been watching cedar waxwings forever and didn’t know that about them.
September 8, 2011 at 9:23 am
Wow! That sky is incredible! And those cedar waxwings look full as a tick.
September 8, 2011 at 10:37 am
Leah it was a different kind of day with the wind blowing from the east. We almost always have westerly winds. Even my walk up the block felt differently that day. And then the whole evening was beautiful.
September 9, 2011 at 11:25 pm
I’ve seen waxwings literally falling off branches, chirping helplessly (or drunkenly)…
Fantastic shot of the sky!
September 8, 2011 at 2:50 pm
I’ve only heard them being boisterous and haven’t gotten to witness a party…yet! (:
September 9, 2011 at 11:24 pm
According to the Beeb, moose sometimes get drunk enough to climb trees: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14842999
September 8, 2011 at 9:39 pm
Perfect link! Thanks for the chuckle.
September 9, 2011 at 11:23 pm
I haven’t seen it yet Rev. P., but do know people that have. Did you see the moose link? I think most of “my” berries are eaten before they ferment. (:
September 9, 2011 at 11:29 pm
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