|Start of new nest on clothesline.|
A week later the pair returned frantic to build a new nest at the front of the cabin. We had hoped they would refurbish the old one. When we went out back to remove it, we sadly discovered a dead fledgling inside. No wonder they had to move for their second brood.
|Mom working on the nest with mud and grass.|
After a week of stuffing newspaper around the front of the cabin, we gave up and let them choose their spot. We wanted enough time for the babies to mature for their long migration south by late summer.
|Dad waiting nearby with mud in his beak.|
I again used plastic to protect our wall, table, and deck from all the droppings. From laying to fledging it will take about five to six weeks. I guess we can live with it that long.
The location is perfect for filming from inside our living room sliding glass door. I sure hope it works out for them this time. -- Margy