Why the porch is the next project…
See this? This is what I call a big problem.
We used to love having birds roost in our porch rafters. “Awwww…the babies are so cute!”
Then we had bird mites….in the house. “Kill them!! Kill them all!!!”
Okay, so I’m not that heartless and neither is Zan, but since we can’t have them building nests here anymore, we have a problem.
This Mama has been building and re-building her nest for three weeks now. We keep taking it down, other birds keep destroying it, and yet she frantically keeps rebuilding. The photo is half a day’s progress. She’s getting faster as each day passes. She’s relentless. And my heart bleeds for her. Mother to Mother, I feel her intense need to see her children safely into the world…to protect them from harm once they’re here. And everytime we destroy her nest, I swallow the lump in my throat. She’s killing me with her desperation.
However, my need to protect my home and MY babies from bird mites is more important.
Sorry Mama, this nest can’t stay. Now we bring out the Big Guns….aluminum pans.