Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist


What in the world? The local ugly squirrel got uglier.

Looking into the House Sparrow nest. Are those letters near the black and white feather? I think it's something that weighs 1.55 ounces

A Hershey bar wrapper tucked behind the woodpecker feather in the House Sparrow nest. Garbage birds love garbage. I'm thankful for their help with the spring clean up.

Five House Sparrow eggs.


10 responses

  1. Mom

    Love that squirrel – he would go perfectly with our vulture cardinal.

    April 8, 2011 at 6:10 am

    • melissakoski

      Mom have you seen the vulture cardinal again? This squirrel didn’t have as much black a few weeks ago. I wonder if it’ll be all black by summer?

      April 8, 2011 at 9:23 am

  2. Amy

    Love the little squirrel!!

    April 8, 2011 at 7:30 am

    • melissakoski

      Chloe did too (:

      April 8, 2011 at 9:23 am

  3. Jon

    The squirrel is from the coast and got caught in the BP Oil Spill.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

    • melissakoski


      April 8, 2011 at 9:23 am

  4. Rose

    Gabes and I love the squirrel. she likes any kind of squirrel anyway but her is adorable. we have a black one with a red tail right now

    April 8, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    • melissakoski

      I’ve never seen so many different squirrels in one area. I’ve seen all black with a white tail and I’m wondering if that’s how this one will end up. It’s easier to keep track of with this fur pattern though!

      April 8, 2011 at 9:41 pm

  5. I love him! If you’re going to shame him send him over to our house. We love jacked up animals. He can hang out with our deer that appears to suffer male pattern baldness.

    April 9, 2011 at 9:25 am

    • melissakoski

      My Mom started seeing a bald cardinal about the time your balding deer showed up. Their hair must be waiting for warmer weather!

      April 9, 2011 at 9:32 am


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