red_winged_blackbird – image copyright its owner.
A Red-winged Blackbird family has built a nest on a house due to be torn down soon, and there are eggs in the nest!
Aside from hoping that the demolition permit continues to be delayed and that the eggs will have time to hatch, and the young to fly away, does anyone know what to do?
These birds are very aggressive in defense of their nests, so moving the nest will be difficult. And, if the nest is moved, will the parent birds even want the eggs anymore?
Any experienced help would be appreciated!
(They also want to cut down a large evergreen pine-type tree that is estimated at 50 to 75 years old to build a new house. The trunk is not thick enough to be protected under Toronto’s by-laws, apparently. Sad.)
*Update: Looks like the birds have flown the coop – so we don’t have to worry what will happen when the house is torn down. Not sure about the tree, yet.
Wow, has it really been over a month since I’ve posted here? Not that I’ve been idle – far from it!
I’m continuing to write, a few different things at the moment. I’ve finished a short story, but not sure when it will be out, as my current priority is finishing the novelization of my original screenplay “Deathsun 2012”. It might be a good idea to get it out before the end of 2012, I reckon…
We’ve been going through a heatwave here in Toronto lately, or maybe it’s just that we are moving into a new “normal” – I guess we’ll see!
In other news, RUSH is on tour! And, Leonard Cohen, too! What a year it’s going to be for concerts! SEE THEM ALL BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS! (Just kidding, the world is not going to end in 2012 – despite what some of my stories may say! 😉 It’s the New Age of Aquarius coming – out with the old, in with the new; the cycle turns, again.)