Hi Every Buddy!
This is one of my favorite birds and a couple of weeks ago, Montana Girl featured one of her great photos of a Waxwing.
Montana Girl for permission to use this today and I hope you will take a look at her blog, great nature photos abound!
My story about Waxwings is when we lived in the South we used to visit a mall that had berry trees on both sides of the entrance. Those red berry loving Waxwings were around a lot, but they really didn't go crazy for the berries until they had fermented.
Then the trees would be covered with these birds, and after a while, the ground around them would be covered with Drunken Waxwings! They would stagger around until they couldn't walk or fly, you could go pick one up and they would give you the drunken birdie version of "Put me down, you Oaf!" But even then they couldn't even pick at you. Until that time, I had no idea birds would do this kind of thing!
I have a flowering crabapple tree that has their favored red berries on it, but don't think they ever reach the state of fermentedness these guys like. They do eat a lot of them anyway and if the Robins get there first, they are gone. Keeping an eye on that tree is one of Spring's fun things.
Here is someone who would like to have a lot of drunken birds on the ground. Oh yeah, she would!
I would like to thank Tex-Wis girl for her happy solution to my posting problem. She suggested I Chrome it, so I did, and this post
has been easier. Thank the rest of you for chirping in too.
Troutbirder wrote and said he had a new girl, Daisy, a beautiful German Shepherd. She was a rescue whose family could no longer care for her and one lucky pup to join the Troutbirder family!
We (Stella and I) are going to try to start March out and do a better job of posting. Think we can? We are not famous for it!
Cheers and hugs all around,
Jo, Stella and Zkhat