Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Obnoxious neighbors

The Birds of Michigan field guide says it’s easy to detect an oriole by its gentle “peter peter peter” call, but I hear them cackling and clucking obnoxiously defending their territory.

The female oriole spotted herself in this outdoor mirror and pecked at her reflection. I took the mirror down... it needs a fresh coat of paint anyway.

A female Baltimore Oriole. She was trying to grab a frayed string from my fancy duck taped wheel barrow handle.

House Wren

These sticks hide 6-8 white and red-spotted eggs.

Wren's nest. I hate not being able to see the eggs.

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One response

  1. Jon

    We need some fresh duct tape on our wheel barrel

    May 19, 2011 at 9:08 am

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