|Four of the 25 blocks in the Laurel Wreath quilt|
"Waxwings have a ravenous appetite for fleshy berries. Flocks of them seem to sweep down from the sky, land on a berry-laden tree or bush and strip it of fruit in minutes. Its name comes from its love for cedar berries."
"Sometimes waxwings gobble up overripe, fermented berries. They may become so INTOXICATED that they fly . . .well, drunkenly, and crash into buildings or pass out on the ground. They can be picked up easily. Cats and other predators may make a meal of them. If you come across intoxicated waxwings, the best help you can render is to guard them from predators while they sleep it off. After a few hours, they will sober up and be on their way."
Wow. Would you ever think a bird could get DRUNK? And on berries? A real lush!
Here's a shot of the entire 25 block Laurel Wreath quilt. That pattern is available at my Craftsy shop (both quilts). But I thought you'd enjoy these details about this silly Cedar Waxwing.
Now, let's go see what our blog participants show us today. My day is March 23, btw.
Friday, March 13