Momma and Papa Robin are determined to build their nest in the frame of my outdoor umbrella.
I realize it's the perfect support structure for their home, but it's not exactly ideal. There are times when we have to put the umbrella down. And with us outside all the time and passing by the door of the deck all the time and walking across the deck to come inside all the time, I don't think they'll have much privacy.
But they keep at it. For almost a couple weeks now. They start to build that nest, and I take it down. Some days several times a day.
And they're making quite a mess during construction.
What to do????
Oh I know, I could just keep the umbrella down, but I really like having it open.
It just looks nicer open.
I tried putting windchimes up inside the umbrella thinking maybe it would make noise when they landed and scare them away.
Obviously me dismantling their work every day isn't a deterrence either! Any suggestions?
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