This morning I got a phone call from Prairie Wildlife informing me that the bird was just released on my street, good as new! I did my happy dance, then asked what had been wrong with it, a hurt wing perhaps? No.
THE BIRD WAS DRUNK!!!!
The main diet of the Cedar Waxwing is fruit. Occasionally, the berries left on the tree over winter ferment. The bird eats the berries and gets completely inebriated! Tipsy! Tight! Plastered!
So I can proudly say I drove a bird to the drunk tank!
The picture above is not of the bird I found. It wanted to remain anonymous (the embarrassment) so I posted a picture of a sober Cedar Waxwing taken a few years ago.