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Posted by
Jypyä Pop (Turku, Finland) on 23 October 2019 in Animal & Insect.

Waxwings are busy as rowan berries are the best food right now. Sometimes the berries are slightly fermented and the birds become drunk when they eat them. Their bodies are capable of burning alcohol quickly, but sometimes they see tilhi lying on the ground because they are unable to fly due to their drunkenness.

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS 1/500 second F/5.6 ISO 400 66 mm

Hello everybody. It is fine that You will see my pictures. I do not know English very well. Therefore, it may be some comments or answers seem strange. I'm trying to learn more. Thank you for your understanding.

rem_la from Villiers, France

le bar est ouvert

23 Oct 2019 5:20am

@rem_la: Yes and the celebration can begin

Laurence from Châteaugay, France

Jolies photos et merci pour les explications j'ignorais que les oiseaux pouvaient s'enivrer !

23 Oct 2019 5:55am

@Laurence: Thank you.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Wonderfully wild !

23 Oct 2019 5:55am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

We also know the phenomenon of drunken birds here in the dunes.
Is this Lanius garrulus ?

23 Oct 2019 6:19am

@Marjolein: This is Bombycilla garrulus, or tilhi in Finnish.

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

The birds have fun and food that is a cool party.
Thanks for the explanation.

23 Oct 2019 6:37am

@Dreams come true: Thank you

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

This birds are looking cool.

23 Oct 2019 8:00am

@Ralf Kesper: Thank you

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I want to try the berries and become drunk !

23 Oct 2019 8:55am

@Hiro: When the rowanberries are slightly overripe, they begin to ferment and form alcohol. Think about the next morning. It may not be a very happy morning.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The waxwings are perching in some very colorful branches!! Great find!

23 Oct 2019 11:17am

@Steven: Thank you

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Oh how lovely to see so many birds among the red berries. I love this.

23 Oct 2019 1:58pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb photo of the birds in the red berries !

23 Oct 2019 2:31pm

@Mhelene: Thank you

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

We have Waxwings here sometimes, but I can never seem to get a photo. Interesting info.

23 Oct 2019 2:46pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you.

Claudiel from belgium, Belgium

It is " jaseur boréal" in french. It is my dream to see it once. I did not know that there were drunkards among the birds. . .

23 Oct 2019 3:06pm

@Claudiel: Actually quite surprising information for me too.

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

De beaux jaseurs boréaux !

23 Oct 2019 4:05pm

@Libouton Martine: Thank you

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture of these birds and berries. Lovely. :)

23 Oct 2019 5:44pm

@Sam: Thank you

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful photo of the Cedar Waxwing party. I hope they don't get too drunk. ;-)

23 Oct 2019 5:48pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you. Maybe even someone is careful

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Superbe et merci pour les explications, je ne savais pas ça !... :))

23 Oct 2019 7:21pm

@tataray: Thank you

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

oh my, the birds manage to blend so well with their surroundings it is hard to pick them out

24 Oct 2019 1:41am

@Harry: It's safe.

Canon PowerShot SX40 HS
1/500 second
ISO 400
66 mm