Friday, March 13, 2009

FUI: Flying Under the Influence

My office is on the fifth floor and is primarily of glass. This week I noticed the birds, especially the crows, were a bit more active. They sat, squawked, and pecked at the windows. I was able to get nose-to-beak with at least one with only a piece of glass separating us.

The bird pictured had something in its beak, looked like a piece of chicken to me - but wouldn't that be cannibalism or plain old carnivorous?

"They're drunk on berries," I was told. Apparently a phenomenon in Southwest Florida this time of year when birds eat tree berries that have been sitting in the warming sun fermenting. This explains their loopy, uncharacteristic friendly behavior.

But hey, it's Spring Break and everyone's allowed to get a little crazy.

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