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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bird Watching

Pine Grosbeak, Male
One of our winter residents

A quote from one of Thoreau's journal entries:

December 11, 1855
"When some rare northern bird like the pine grosbeak is seen thus far south [New England] in the winter, he does not suggest poverty, but dazzles us with his beauty. There is in them a warmth akin to the warmth that melts the icicle."
~ Henry David Thoreau
(The Heart of Thoreau's Journals)