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I was hoping the video would demonstrate how to fix the birds. They look like Meadow Larks.

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Folks in the rural areas of the South during hard times would eat robins. I've heard stories of "rattling" hedges at night with Calcutta cane poles and picking up and dispatching the stunned songbirds that were roosting. Gil

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Robins should have been easy pickings when they're drunk on chinaberries, in the fall.

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Stan, when I was in grammar school, the playground was edged by pyrachanta bushes. When the red berries ripened, waves of cedar waxwings would flock to the bushes and get drunk on the fermenting berries. They could be easily picked up by hand. Gil

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I see a lot of cedar waxwings, robins, and starlings freeing on fall and winter berries. I haven't seen any that I can say for sure are intoxicated. Certainly, never any I could pick up.

What keeps the alcohol from evaporating before the bird eats it?


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Macon, GA is full of planted Sugarberry trees. One year a tremendous flock of migrating Evening Grosbeaks arrived just as the berries were falling from the trees. I remember one whole day I spent gently picking up the drunk birds from busy streets and putting them back in people's yards to sleep it off...Geo

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Brent, on any given tree the berries are in different stages of fermentation as long as there's sugar left in the berry. Fermentation takes place not just on the surface but throughout the berry. It doesn't take much for a robin to get snockered.
In reading James Lee Burke's Robicheaux series set in Cajun country Louisiana, there's often mentioned a pot of robin gumbo in small knife and gun clubs (bars) for patrons' consumption.
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Back in the sixties when there was a big migration of Greek people into this country, my Dad caught these Greek hunters out in the young wheat crop.

They had not sought permission to hunt on Dads farm, but worse than that was they were walking the crop down.
Now Dad was particular about any bugger walking the crop down, whether it was me, some Emu Kangaroo or Goat or some Greek hunters & that was the main reason for stopping them.

So while he had them there he asked them what they were hunting.
One replied "We shoot him the Ha Ha pigeon."
Dad had never before heard of a Ha Ha pigeon so asked what that was. The Greek hunter then produced a Kookaburra from his game bag, held it up and repeated Ha Ha pigeon a few more times.

Needless to say, they then got the short shrift & told not to return.

The Kookaburra is known also as the laughing Kookaburra because of their call. Google it if you don't know of this Australian bird. They are definitely not common table fare here & are also protected by law.

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