This nest was built by two mud martins over the course of the early Spring. I watched them daily spend all their energy bringing in mud, grass, twigs. This next was situated up under my front porch which is high and away from Snow Cat. In fact, I don’t think she knew they were living up there. These birds did charge her a few times when she went out into the front yard during the day.
It wasn’t long before I heard the tweet-tweet of the baby birds. I believe there were five of them. I got charged a couple of times when I stepped out on the porch to get the mail. No harm done. I ignored them for I wanted to maintain as natural uninterrupted environment as possible.
Last week they were all learning to fly. They were still living in the nest and it was tight quarters up there with them all squeezed in. Early this morning, I noticed they were all gone.