Before I left for vacation, I noticed quite a bit of activity on the previously abandoned nest outside my office.
The next is set upon our drain spout, up near the roof. The cats cannot reach the nest, and it is nicely sheltered, so it is a perfect spot. A pair of house finches have been using it for a few years, except last year, at the end of the season, I found a deceased adult bird in the nest, so I figured that something had gone terribly wrong there.
I assumed the nest would not be used again.
However, I was wrong! Someone else has taken up residency! I still think it is a house finch family… but probably a new adult with the original mother or father.
Actually, I have no idea… since I know nothing about bird habitation. Do you?