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     October 31, 2019      #16-304 KDJ

The autumn woods 

By Gary Soper

The autumn woods are a busy place with many hurried creatures, some collecting food for their winter stores while others are feeding nonstop.

A small number of loud and colorful blue jays are caching acorns nearby, dropping down to the ground in the middle of a thicket to hide their prizes.

A noisy blue jay suddenly appears on a branch, calling out to the other jays, even while an acorn is held in its beak and before continuing to the caching spot.

Larger than a robin with quite beautiful gray, blue and black feathers, the blue jay is a ...

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