Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

final glimpses of 2011

An unusually low-hanging Baltimore Oriole nest my sister spotted on our walk yesterday.The top of the nest closes when the nest is weighted with baby birds.

The last sunset of 2011


13 responses

  1. That’s pretty cool, but how do the parents get into the nest when it closes up like that? And what a gorgeous sunset! Here’s wishing you a prosperous 2012 Melissa. May your only dusting be in the form of snow.

    January 1, 2012 at 9:52 am

    • melissakoski

      I looked into it further and I guess it is very easy to pry open…AND the top does stay open a few inches. I guess as the birds grow the opening naturally enlarges. I was hoping to come across some secret pull to open the nest info. (: Cheers to a safe and prosperous New Year to you and your family too!

      January 1, 2012 at 6:46 pm

  2. Great photos and a great sunset. I hope the new year brings you more great photo opportunites. Hugs, Bob

    January 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

    • melissakoski

      Cheers to that Bob! And big hugs too (:

      January 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm

  3. I wonder the same thing as jomegat. How do the parent birds get it?
    Beautiful sunset!

    January 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    • melissakoski

      The nest hole findings were not as exciting as I was hoping. Gorgeous family photo posted today- what a great looking family!

      January 1, 2012 at 6:48 pm

  4. The sunset pic is BEAUTIFUL, Melissa. What an eye you have!

    January 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Louis! It was cloudy around sunset, but for a few minutes there was an opening in the clouds so we could enjoy a few minutes of the sunset!

      January 1, 2012 at 6:49 pm

  5. Hello, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations! Check my page for nomination.

    Versatile Blogger Award

    January 3, 2012 at 1:34 am

    • She deserves such an award. Her writing is beautiful and her photography inspires awe.

      January 3, 2012 at 10:25 am

  6. Amy

    The sunset is gorgeous! So happy we could see you over the new year! xoxo

    January 3, 2012 at 8:21 am

  7. That sunset rocks chica. Love it.

    January 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Gina! That means a lot coming from your talented self!

      January 5, 2012 at 11:04 am


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