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

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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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