I came here to count the bells
Chickadees are simply amazing.  They do not migrate but stay north for the winter; at forty, fifty, even sixty below, they not only survive but seem to be happy, fluffed up to stay insulated and warm, and tough beyond belief.  I would find frozen grouse; frozen deer standing dead, leaning against trees; frozen rabbits; and two times, even frozen men- all killed by nature, by cold, by starvation or by blatant stupidity.
But I never found a dead chickadee.  They are like little feathered wolves, except more versatile. 
(Gary Paulsen- Guts)

Chickadees are simply amazing.  They do not migrate but stay north for the winter; at forty, fifty, even sixty below, they not only survive but seem to be happy, fluffed up to stay insulated and warm, and tough beyond belief.  I would find frozen grouse; frozen deer standing dead, leaning against trees; frozen rabbits; and two times, even frozen men- all killed by nature, by cold, by starvation or by blatant stupidity.

But I never found a dead chickadee.  They are like little feathered wolves, except more versatile. 

(Gary Paulsen- Guts)

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