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#1 blbsa5

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 03:18 AM

Hello all, we have a question, we were walking through the yard and found a pair of cedar waxwings dead. They seemed to be in good shape and can not figure out what would have caused their death. Does anyone have any good ideas on what could have caused thier death. This is actually the first time we have noticed these birds in our yard in north eastern Kansas. Any suggestions appreciated.
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#2 jblakelock

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:56 AM

Here's a recent thread in the forum about Cedar Waxwings deaths and berry intoxication:

http://www.whatbird....__fromsearch__1
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:01 AM

Here's a recent thread in the forum about Cedar Waxwings deaths and berry intoxication:

http://www.whatbird....__fromsearch__1


That was the first thing that came to my mind, too.
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Posted 09 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

mulberries would be the only berry around at this time and they are a half mile away but thanks for the link

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 02:10 PM

Hi all,

 

Sorry for the necro - I saw two dead and one dying cedar waxwing as i was heading home from work yesterday.  i work in an office building adjacent to a mall, and while i see a ton of ducks, geese, cormorants, pigeons, seagulls and sparrows daily, i've never seen a waxwing, nor have i ever seen one so close - even dead and dying (the dying one was sitting with its head pointed toward the ground breathing shallowly), they were a real treat to see.  I'll have to poke around the area and see what kinds of berries are around.

 

I saw a dead american goldfinch not too long ago in about the same spot - again, not a mark on it, just plain dead.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:42 PM

Birdchick has a funny piece on drunk Waxwings

 

http://www.birdchick...06/drunk-birds/


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:51 PM

Oh my gosh, I never realized that.  But it does make sense due to the amount of berries they eat.  Poor things! :(






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