I came home from work today to hear a bunch of chirping coming from our little bird nest on the front porch. So, naturally, I went to see what all the commotion was about. There were two big birds teaching two little birds (still sitting in the nest) how to fly! How neat! I tried to get a few pictures but they didn't come out too good -- those birds were flying too fast!
As of this afternoon we officially have an empty nest on the front porch....covered in a wreath of bird poop (you can kinda see it in the picture above). GROSS! Yes, these little birds turn their little butts to poop outside of their nest AND POOPED ALL OVER MY FRONT PORCH! Sick! I'm hoping that the water hose gets most of it off the brick because I do not want to scrub bird poop.
AND...we found another bird nest in the Holly Bush next to our garage door. I went to check on it today and the Momma bird flew at me, so I ran away --- she's protective of her little eggs. Last time we checked on those eggs, there were 3. I've been trying to figure out what kind of birds have decided to nest all around our house...I'm pretty sure that the one in the Holly bush is a Robin. I don't mind little Robin...she's made her nest in a bush so I don't care if she poops there. :-)
Oh yeah, and I found the beginnings of one more nest --- so yes, three bird nests. The third was just a few pieces of pine straw and a few strands of grass (so far). I'm debating whether I should stick something up there to prevent the other half of our porch from being covered in bird poop in the a few weeks.
I like the eggs and I like watching the little ones learn how to fly...but I do NOT like the mess they leave.
I hope that everyone is having a great week!