Early in the summer I realized that a little bird had built a nest right above our main door, the back door. There is a small enclosed porch, so the nest isn’t super visible until you step onto it. As I would enter or leave the house, the bird would fly away.
At one point, I realized there were chicks in the nest. Later, there was no doubt as they could be very noisy!
Occasionally I would sit outside for five minutes or so and read. This would be so I could have a short break from the computer. The mother bird would land a distance from me and complain. She might move onto a chair that was almost under the nest and continue to complain. But, as long as I was within site of the nest, she wouldn’t go into it. After a short while of complaining, I would usually walk away or go in – I know she had babies to take care of.
As an aside, I took some photos of her sitting on a small wire. She was complaining up a storm! I took a few photos. Until I looked at the photos, I didn’t know she had food!
What was real cool was that there was some vegetation between us. In the photo, that vegetation looks like strange abstract swirls. Kind of cool, right?
Anyway, one day I came back from a walk and there was a largish (still tiny) bird sitting in the nest. I held my phone up to get a photo. I moved the phone closer and closer because the bird was so small in it. Before I could take the photo, the bird flew away. And then the mother came over and started trying to entice the other one out of the nest. I went in, and 10 minutes later, the second chick left. Glad I was able to help the first one fledge ;)
Anyway, they’ve been gone a few weeks, so now when I sit out on the patio, I don’t have a little mother bird complaining that I’m out there. I kind of miss it ;)