Pass the Berry

Published in 1960

One of the bird thrills of this season of the year is the hundreds of Cedar Waxwings which move in to clean up the berries. I recently observed two sitting on a limb. They were playing “pass the berry.” The passage of the berry was so rapid the eye could not detect the passage, but would see the berry appear first in one beak then in the other. I watched for several minutes and the berry must have passed several hundred times without a single fumble.

Author: Jenkins Jackson
Volume Number: 8 Year Published: 1960
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 8

Link to article: 8 No. 1, 2_1960_p8.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 8 No. 1, 2_1960.pdf