A SERVICE OF THE OUTDOOR WIRE DIGITAL NETWORK
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2018
American Robins often feed on berries during fall and winter, but few ever fly under the influence.
American Robins and Cedar Waxwings in one Minnesota town have apparently enjoyed one fermented berry too many. Residents of the city of Gilbert reported small flocks of birds flying into structures and acting confused, although there was no evidence that their songs were slurred.
It seems the birds were feasting on fermented berries, which have a high alcohol content. This gives the birds, well, a little buzz. Police Chief Ty Techar addressed citizen’s concerns in an official statement: “There is no need to call law enforcement about these birds as they should sober up within a short period of time.”
Read the full Washington Post story at 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=.8796dc72232c