Date: 11/19/20 6:11 am
From: Stacy Robinson <maplemeadows...>
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Birds Eating Snow
Fun fact... Waxwings often eat snow as they feed on winter fruits to avoid becoming inebriated.

Stacy Robinson
Port Henry, NY

> On Nov 19, 2020, at 9:08 AM, Avery Fish <afish.mtb...> wrote:
>
> I just watched a chickadee on our deck, perched on a chair about 3 feet
> from the sliding door I was standing behind, eat snow. It just kind of
> looked at me, adorably munching on snow, the flew away. I have seen them
> drink sap from our maples, but I haven’t seen them eat snow before. Is this
> a common technique of getting water in birds?
 
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