Partridge Tracks (February 13, 1855)
Thoreau, Henry David
February 13, 1855
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"In some places you would see a furrow and hollow in the snow where there was no track for rods around, as if a large snowball or a cannon-bal had struck it, where apparently the birds had not paused in their flight. It is evidently a regular thing with them thus to lodge in the snow. Their tracks, when perfectly distinct, are seen to be almost in one straight line thus, trailing the middle toe: [image] about five inches apart."
PE 9, pg. 184 / 3 Sept 1854 - 12 May 1855 / NNPM MA 1302:24 / T vol. # XVIII / PDF # XIII
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