Date: 10/17/18 5:05 am From: Catherine Carroll <songsparrow...> Subject: Re: [birders] ailing cedar waxwing
I agree with Penny that the red in the bird's dropping could have been from eating red berries. I would also consider that the bird may have been drunk (so to speak) from eating fermented berries. I recall finding a robin just standing in a parking lot seeming completely unconcerned by my close presence. When I reached down to pick it up, just the light touch of my fingers startled the bird awake and it flew away with a typical robin protest call.
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From: "'Penny' via Birders" <birders...>
To: <birders...>, "bill butler" <thewdata_sa...>, "janice grichor" <jangrich1...>
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2018 7:45:55 PM
Subject: Re: [birders] ailing cedar waxwing
The red in the stool could be caused by eating berries.
On Monday, October 15, 2018, 5:49:32 PM EDT, 'janice grichor' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
Call the bird center of Washtenaw.
On Monday, October 15, 2018, 12:02:39 AM EDT, 'bill butler' via Birders <birders...> wrote:
Today I found a Cedar Waxwing standing on the lawn by my house (southern Lapeer County). It was quite alive with beautiful plumage and no apparent sign of injury, but made no response or attempt to move when I approached. Two hours later it was still standing in the same spot. I did notice a thin, watery stool that was milky white with dark red (blood?) streaks. Any thoughts on possible diseases?