I looked out my window this morning and saw a Starling enter our grill through a little hole. It emerged a minute later and flew to the back of the yard and then returned a minute after that with its beak full of grasses. It was making a nest in our grill! The kids and I pondered our predicament for a while(J and B didn't want me to stop the nest building but I was not willing to sacrifice our grill) before I went outside and opened the grill. It was filled with nest making materials. We watched from the window as the Starling returned and pondered what to do. I could see it thinking, "wait a second, didn't my nest have a nice cover?" and then returned a little while later with its friend to check things out. It was so interesting to watch but I did feel bad for those birds. It's been a while now since they've been back and I think they've found a new spot to build their home. Maybe to a grill near you???
2 days ago