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dried grass, devouring the earthworms
we offered him at an astonishing rate.
April 11: I was thankful for a witness
today! Glassing a flooded field I quickly
discovered a handsome European
widgeon drake, a straggler from the
other side of the Atlantic. It resembled
a baldpate in shape and actions, but
the rich rusty head and neck, cream
colored crown, and gray back were
unmistakable. Minutes later one of my
bird-watching cronies happened along,
and I was able to share my excitement
with someone who could appreciate
it - and vouch for it.
April 12: A big groundhog was gathering dry leaves along our fencerow,
stuffing them into her mouth with both
forefeet. When she had all she could
carry, she waddled back along the
furrow and disappeared into a wellworn den. Nothing like a change of
bedding after five months in the sack!
April 14: Today I took pictures of
two different woodcock hens incubating their eggs in the same old field near
Pine Grove. The nests were merely
depressions in the ground, lined with
leaves; the eggs were four in number
and outlandishly large in relation to the
size of the woodcock.
Few birds are so fearless when
incubating. The one never blinked her
oversized eye when I snapped the shutter twelve inches away.
April 15: I cheerfully released the
short-tailed shrew today, thoroughly
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tired of providing it with an almost
constant supply of earthworms. In one
twenty-four-hour period it consumed
twenty-eight earthworms and a huge
nightcrawler, after biting each in the
head to kill it. Apparently the shrew's
poisonous saliva acts quickly (it is
our only venomous mammal), for the
worms were limp as rags when they slid
into its munching jaws a few seconds
later. Even when temporarily sated, the
shrew would kill every worm placed in
the cage, then eat them when its appetite returned a few minutes later.
April 15: An opossum found in a
friend's garage proved to be a female
nursing young. The pouch opening in
her sparsely furred belly was so tightly
closed as to be scarcely discernible, but
by pulling it open with his fingers my
friend exposed a squirming mass of
practically hairless young about 2 ½
inches long, excluding the tails. Their

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