Our Eastern phoebe has decided to build a nest in the shed. Again. It went well some years, not so much others. Both cats and raccoons, even squirrels, can climb up the wooden posts.
I could have removed the nest, there is time to build. Instead, I put up some barriers. You cannot see it now. Either they will abandon it, or accept it. Time will tell. They were still out about about yesterday, Saturday.
Another year, 2012, in the tree house. I had to put chicken wire: Phoebe's feeble nest refuge.
|Bungied chicken wire on the balcony,|
see the nest mid-photo!
|My twins explore the tree house.|
Felix is on the roof, Buster the branch. (2011)
One year, 2014, in the perfect spot in the shed: they laid 5 eggs, hatched 4. [Phoebe babies have hatched!] On the right side the walls cannot be climbed. On the left, is a spot where Daisy likes to perch while I'm stacking or unstacking wood.
Another year, 2013, it was above the doorway beam. That, too, seemed perfect, but something climbed up and the nest was on the ground, the fledglings gone. I hope they were OK.
|This one hit the window. It flew off later.|