It’s that time of the year when birds seem to find those nooks and crannies in our home most desirable. Year after year they return, swooping under the eaves dropping the inevitable mess that we have to sweep up, and wash down, under the watchful eye of mother bird. Sometimes, if we get too close, she may physically attack us. Once built, only a heartless individual would stop a bird from laying her eggs, or allowing those eggs to hatch. A better plan would be to dissuade her from the beginning. I’ve found a strategically placed snake (plastic) works like a dream, and then mother bird flies off to find more suitable accommodations.