Date: 10/4/18 9:50 am
From: Jeffrey E. Schaffer <jschaffer59...>
Subject: Re: [JERSEYBI] Drunk birds are causing havoc in a Minnesota town. Police say they’ll sober up soon. - The Washington Post
I've seen this phenomenon back when I lived in Minnesota - mostly among American Robins after a late spring snow when crab apples were about the only thing to eat. On the ground the robins would stagger and weave this way and that. When landing on a branch they would often fail to stick the landing and hang there for a moment or simply tumble off. It was quite comical until one considered the danger of being drunk when hungry accipiters or feral cats might be about.

Peace,
Jeff Schaffer

On October 4, 2018, at 12:30 PM, Stuart <weluvowls...> wrote:

Jerseybirders

A link below to an article of interest.



Wendy Malmid
Monroe Twp, NJ



https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/10/04/drunk-birds-are-causing-havoc-in-a-minnesota-town-police-say-theyll-sober-up-soon/?utm_term=.3271e6214a0c


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