Mama never went far. She'd see me and came flying back right away.
Aug. 6 - The nest is empty!
Jim disposed of the nest to discourage any more egg laying and cleaned up the "mess" they left behind.
Aug. 12 - Lo and behold, look who I spotted. They still have little spikes on their heads where the feathers haven't quite finished coming out, but obviously, pretty much full grown & full feathered.
Thought you could get rid of us, eh? Not that easy.
The "babies" were sitting on the floor of the balcony and mom was on the railing keeping watch it seemed.
We'd been very accommodating. We let them set up temporary house on our balcony, but now they are getting to be a nuisance. They're like the grown children that won't move out. They keep pooping all over and frankly, I'm getting tired of cleaning it up. We get all gloved & masked up to go out and clean up bird crap. We can't even enjoy the balcony anymore. Time for some desperate measures.
This by the balcony door also acts as a pigeon deterrent.
So the owl is in the middle of the balcony, Simon is on one end and look what's on the other end.