Saturday, May 30, 2009

Spring has finally arrived in Michigan...

...and look what I found in one of the gooseberry bushes: a very neatly built nest with four small eggs. The eggs are spotted and since we seem to have hundreds of Goldfinches on the property, I surmise that these are finch eggs. Angie found the nest while inspecting the gooseberries. She is hoping that she will finally get some gooseberries this year. Two years ago, they were heavy with berries, but the deer got them before we could, and last year they did not produce very well. We hope that this will be the year where we can outsmart the wildlife and get to eat the gooseberries without having to share. I know, hope springs eternal.

1 comment:

  1. How exciting to have those eggs! Maybe you'll get to take pictures as they hatch.