Saturday, July 24, 2010

tiny little house guests

The parents of these tiny little barn swallows decided that under my soffit made a good place to build their summer home. Unfortunately for us, not so good. I had to move my bench because of the bird droppings on the back. Not to mention the crap that is piling up on the deck. Mind you, it is funny when they dive bomb the cat any time she comes onto the deck to come inside. I will have to try a get a photo of that.

I tried to get a photo of when the parents came to feed, but when I stood to close, the parents hung back. As soon as I stepped back, and put space between the babies and me, they came back to give the youngsters their lunch.

When these little house guests move for the winter, the nest will come down. And I will have to make a mental note to hang something  to discourage them from building there next spring. It is a matter of principle. I need to or do I have the right to, reclaim my deck back.
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