Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Waxwings and rowanberries

In Sweden they have a saying that if there are a lot of rowanberries then it'll be a hard winter. With -22C and great numbers of rowanberries on the trees they haven't been proved wrong this winter. One bird that enjoy the berries is the waxwing. Many birds that eat these fermented berries get drunk but not the waxwing, as it's got a very large liver perfectly suited to this task.