Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

Expecting a baby!

I had a great weekend hosting a baby shower for my sister-in-law. There are juvenile American Goldfinches squawking in the garden all morning too… babies everywhere.


This little guy didn’t make a smooth landing, but was held up my the sturdy milkweed leaves. I love his dangling foot off the leaf.

Young and unsteady American Goldfinch

feeding the baby


8 responses

  1. Love these – will check out my yard to see if there is similar activity. Thanks for pointing out the foot.. I would have missed it.

    September 4, 2011 at 7:26 am

    • melissakoski

      That dangling foot was so funny… it made it so obviously it was a young one.

      September 6, 2011 at 9:53 pm

  2. sooo adorable

    September 4, 2011 at 7:50 am

    • melissakoski

      It was such a rough landing and so cute that it stayed laying on those leaves for a while…seemingly comfortable.

      September 6, 2011 at 9:52 pm

  3. Tom

    Had a great time at your place yesterday Lisa! John did a super job on the grill like always. Also your pic’s are super. Uncle Tom

    September 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Uncle Tom. I’m so glad you guys could make it over! I always have such a great time with you and Aunt Mary. xo

      September 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm

  4. I love that first photo. Looks like he is just lounging. :-)

    September 4, 2011 at 9:37 am

    • melissakoski

      Bob, it was a rough landing, but then he did lounge in the sun for a short time. A great tender moment…

      September 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm


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