Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W is for...

Wondering who, when, what and where the mess came from that I found on the front porch, I already knew HOW as soon as I spotted it.   That was the easy part.  It was bird poop.  Lots of bird poop!  Immediately looking up, I saw the coolest nest.

Made from what appeared to be mud and all trimmed on it's exterior with moss...lots of moss, I found it intriguing.  As you can see, whatever fine feathered friend created it, they were either professional nest builders or newlyweds.  They did such a good job!  There is just a small lip around the top of this light and then they some how affixed it to a board the Pres had put up several years ago to deter nest building. (Snicker, snicker) 

Walking into the house and filling the plastic pitcher with hot water, I grabbed one of the extending snow removal brushes (the one with the extra firm bristles) from the garage and was ready for action.  I scrubbed, washing away the bird "residue" and then, returning to the house to fetch one more pitcher full of water for a quick rinse, I told the Pres about the nest.

The Pres said, "Why waste your time?  I'll take down the nest and there won't be any more poop."

Wondering what I said? 

Of course, you're not.  You all know me so well!  Washing the front porch where wonderful people can come and sit with me (remember I invited you?) is the easy part.  It's the waiting for you to arrive that takes forever!  After all, what's life if there isn't a little crap (aka "moose-poops") in it once in a while?


  1. Fascinating nest......too bad you didn't get a chance to see who the "poopers" were.

  2. Very cool nest. I love the part where the Pres put up a board so birds can't nest!!! Doesn't he realize you can't stop Mother Nature.

    Cindy Bee

  3. I hope your new residents show face soon!

  4. Beautiful nest..and very tenacious builders!

  5. must be some sort of swallow - nice that they decorated with moss!

  6. Ingenious of those birds. They can be stubborn!

  7. I'm with texwisgil, looks like a barn swallow nest, to me. Try to get pictures, when you can. I love your blog and am now a follower. (I also want your house, land, world! Feel free to send papers, when you can remember.)

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  8. Boy, that Pres has got the answer to everything! What would you do without him.

  9. Did you ever get to see who the master builders were? Hoping for pictures.

  10. Oh; I love the nest! I wonder what kind of babies will appear:)

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