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At the Feeder by Jane Kenyon | Thursday, May 12, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

May 12th, 2016

Episode 582 of 994 episodes

First the Chickadees take their share, then fly to the bittersweet vine, where they crack open the seeds, excited, like poets opening the day’s mail. And the Evening Grosbeaks— those large and prosperous finches—resemble skiers with the latest equipment, bright yellow goggles on their faces. Now the Bluejay comes in for a landing, like a... Read more »

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