Friday, May 7, 2010

Grackles Never Learn

For the last few years we have had a problem with Grackles nesting in the vent from our kitchen. My dad was here one summer and spent some time putting a screen over the vent. Despite all our efforts, the Grackles keep returning to the same location.

If the nest was not actually in our house and we didn't hear the constant chirping and scratching of the chicks, it wouldn't be such an issue.
So, once again we go after the nest.  Pests become an issue and there is a smell as well.
The mother bird does a few dive bomb maneuvers. 
She has a bug in in her mouth.  It is quite sad.
There were 4 chicks in the nest.  We put them in the tree next to the house.   I really hope next year they find another home.