Not to go all “Wild Kingdom” this weekend, but we have some new guests. Frankly, they have me baffled.
Meet the Birdbrains:
Would you believe there are TWO of them in there? And, I fear, possibly an egg, because once you’ve squeezed into a light with your lady love and built a nest, only to discover you can’t get back OUT of the light now that both you and the nest are there — well, what else is there to do?
They weren’t too happy to have me underneath them on a stool taking their pictures. Not unhappy enough to actually attempt to flee the nest, of course. I’d hate to see what they’d try to do to us if we attempted to get them out of there.
An evil person would turn on the light. Lucky for them, I’m not that evil. Unless they decide to make a racket all night — they are right below my bedroom window. Then it’s welcome to the joys of electric light.
We’re hoping they’re not genuinely stuck. And that there isn’t an egg in there, so they’ll both leave the nest at once and we can get it out of there. Can you imagine trying to teach a baby bird how to fly out of that thing? It wouldn’t be pretty.
Anyone know what kind of bird that is? It has a red head and it’s fairly small, obviously, and its mate is all mottled browns.
**UPDATE: Still there this morning, and one bird has managed to leave to, presumably, get takeout. The female is still sitting on the nest. I think we have an egg or two. Ack!