about   tools   help   Y   Q   a         b   n   l
User / Wes Iversen / Tipsy?
Wes Iversen / 2,742 items
Smile On Saturday: "Branches And Twigs" theme


It's another Cedar Waxwing shot following the one that I posted a couple of days ago. There was a large flock of them on a tree with lots of red berries.

According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: "The Cedar Waxwing is one of the few North American birds that specializes in eating fruit. It can survive on fruit alone for several months...Because they eat so much fruit, Cedar Waxwings occasionally become intoxicated or even die when they run across overripe berries that have started to ferment and produce alcohol."

That's new to me, but a couple of folks who commented on my earlier shot confirmed that they've seen drunken birds fall out of trees. It didn't happen on this day though, at least not that I saw. :-)
  • Views: 2208
  • Comments: 71
  • Favorites: 203
  • Taken: Feb 23, 2021
  • Uploaded: Feb 26, 2021
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2021