Thursday, March 15, 2012

Seriously?!? The Bird Was What???

On Sunday I was outside puttering around when I came upon a bird on the ground. A beautiful Cedar Waxwing! It made no movement when I approached, except to blink it's little eyes. I carefully picked it up and placed it in a box. I've been told that if a bird flies into a window sometimes all it needs is a couple of hours to regroup. So I waited....one hour, two hours, three hours. Then I closed the box and drove it to the emergency vet where Prairie Wildlife would pick it up and care for its injuries. I felt so bad for the poor little thing :(

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.

Happy Stitching!
corina

18 comments:

Teresa said...

Thanks for the laugh today. A drunk bird - who would have thought!!

canuckquilter said...

Too funny!

Molly said...

I love a good drunk bird story! Thanks for making my night :)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Too funny! Thanks for sharing this story with us!

Joanne said...

Wow!
Isn't it wonderful to see all the different birds coming back!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Great story...good chuckle!

Sandra :) said...

ROTFL that's the funniest thing I've heard all day! I would never have guess a bird could get drunk, LOLOL!!

Tammy said...

That's hilarious! Good thing you drove, your bird shouldn't be flying while under the influence.

Kristie said...

Lol! That made my day. Just when you thought you had heard it all....... :)

LittleBook said...

Oh, that was too great! Poor bird, I guess we've all been there. :)

Pat said...

This is hysterical.

KrisD said...

Love it!!

Karen said...

That's just too funny! I did not know that could happen.

Nancy said...

That is priceless!

Val said...

This is hilarious!! I came here to see what you had sewed last night for the FNSI!!! This brought a smile to my face though!

wendy said...

LOL! so funny!

Corinnea said...

That's a beautiful bird! When I was a child, the birds would do the same thing with some berries in our yard. So funny as long as they don't get hurt!

Joan said...

Now - I just LOVED your story - how wonderful and what a lovely looking bird that is