Post # 1
We have a bird couple that’s nested in the gutter near our front door. Everytime we go outside, or take our dog outside, the birds swoop down at us. They almost nipped our dog this afternoon.
We called animal control for our city, but they don’t come out and do anything about bird nests.
Anyone have a suggestion for what to do?
Post # 3
I would probably destroy the nest (though you might end up killing some eggs that way). They probably can’t do anything because they don’t want to kill the baby birds.
Post # 4
We have a nest in our hanging fern on the front porch. They don’t bother us when we come in and out just chirp a lot. It’s my understanding the hatch and leave the nest pretty quickly. So you might go in and out another door if you don’t want to remove them.
Post # 5
If it was me I would just ignore them. Well, actually it depends on what kind of bird it is. I would evict Starlings.
Post # 6
I would probably just leave it until they have had their babies and are gone. After that then just destroy their nest. What kind of birds are they? I know up here there are laws against distrubing nests so better safe than sorry.
Post # 7
I had this problem last year in my old house – a group of blue jays had their babies in my garden – whenever you walked out the door to the car they started diving and squawking at you – my poor dog got dive-bombed whenever he went to potty in the yard.
I didn’t want to kill baby birds though, so I just waited it out, it was over in a couple weeks when the babies left the nest – once they were gone I destroyed the nest.