Fun fact... Waxwings often eat snow as they feed on winter fruits to avoid becoming inebriated.
Port Henry, NY
> On Nov 19, 2020, at 9:08 AM, Avery Fish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I just watched a chickadee on our deck, perched on a chair about 3 feet
> from the sliding door I was standing behind, eat snow. It just kind of
> looked at me, adorably munching on snow, the flew away. I have seen them
> drink sap from our maples, but I haven’t seen them eat snow before. Is this
> a common technique of getting water in birds?