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snow and ice under the hemlocks is strewn with cones and seeds and
tracked with birds and squirrels. What a bountiful supply of winter
food is here provided for them! No sooner has fresh snow fallen and
covered up the old crop than down comes a new supply all the more
distinct on the spotless snow.
Here comes a little flock of chickadees, attracted by me as usual,
and perching close by boldly; then, descending to the snow and ice, I see them pick up the hemlock seed which lies all around them. Occasionally they take one to a twig and hammer at it there under their claws, perhaps to separate it from the wing, or even the shell.
At R. W. E.'s red oak I see a gray squirrel, which has been looking after acorns there, run across the river. The half-inch snow of yesterday morning shows its tracks plainly . They are much larger and more like a rabbit's than I expected.
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