Now is not the Time to get rid of bird nests!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

I received a call from an elderly client.  A bird had built a nest above the front door and had left so many calling cards, she could fill a box! 

So, I had some time and I popped over to see her.  She was very adamant about getting rid of the nest.  So i took a stool and stood up and this is what I seen.

I told her that the nest would stay for a few more days.  When she realized that it was full,  She asked If when they were gone if I would come back. 

Of course I will...She makes some of the best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and I always have to stop in and have a few!  The job is easy and the pay is great!

Birds can make quite a mess.  watch this time of year and as soon as the nest is empty, get rid of it for many birds will set up a 2nd brood!.  Discourage them early on before they lay their eggs!  Thank You!

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Rainer
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Billie Hillier
Savvy Home Realty Solutions
Hillier Real Estate

Cute - they should be gone soon

June 13, 2009 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

Liz...thanks, I am a sucker for wildlife pics.

June 13, 2009 11:14 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

Billie, I took this yesterday, and one was gone today...the restwill be soon!

June 13, 2009 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Karen Fiddler, Broker/Realtor
Laguna Beach & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395
HOM Sotheby's Intl Realty, 949-510-2395

What a good guy you are! They are very cute!

June 13, 2009 11:32 PM
Rainmaker
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Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Des Moines
RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

William: Great picture and great story. If you have any extra cookies..........

June 14, 2009 12:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Maria Morton
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758
BHG Real Estate - Kansas City Homes

William, good for you for working with those sparrows so that they can keep their home a little bit longer. :)

June 14, 2009 12:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob & Carolin Benjamin
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
Benjamin Realty LLC

Yes, let them stay until they are out of the nest and ready to go -- and then move the nest --all the best.

June 14, 2009 01:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Hey Bill,

When you go back to remove the empty nest would you mind picking me up a couple of cookies?

June 14, 2009 07:08 AM
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Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Coweta Newnan Homes for Sale
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

Bill...

You know me ... I love all of God's little creatures.

Featured in the Group "Whacked!!!"

June 14, 2009 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

Karen...We try

Matt...that is asking an awful lot!

Maria...They had already made teh mess

Bob...only makes sense

June 14, 2009 09:10 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

Don...Those are worth solid GOLD!

Richard...Thanks for the feature...We need to take care of mother nature!

June 14, 2009 09:11 AM
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I have a hanging basket near my front door, William, which now hosts a nest. Hubby thinks I'm silly, but I get scared every time I'm near that basket. Those little birds fly up to chase me and I get spooked - normally, I'm no fraidy-cat! Just wish they weren't at face level.

June 14, 2009 09:41 AM
Rainmaker
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Teri Eckholm
Acreage & Lakeshore REALTOR Minneapolis St Paul
REMAX Specialists

William--I see these nests under two story decks all the time. The residents move on as soon as the kids do...No reason to upset the family as it is just a few weeks. Nice picture!

June 14, 2009 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

Irene..of the 6 hanging baskets we have 5 have nests

Teri...I agree!

June 14, 2009 01:05 PM
Rainmaker
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Vern Eaton
Realtor 320-630-6995

Bill, Now how did you get that close without getting dive bombed?  A bribe?

June 14, 2009 01:08 PM
Rainmaker
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JL Boney, III
Columbia, SC Real Estate
Russell and Jeffcoat

While I don't like the presents they leave behind, I never bother bird nests around the house.

June 14, 2009 07:45 PM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

Vern...Stealth

JL...get rid of them in the building process not after on the nest!

June 14, 2009 08:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Randi Brammer
Accountant & Tax Preparer
Randi Brammer, Acctg.

Great photo Bill.  Have you been taking lessons from you friend Here on the Rain?

June 14, 2009 11:15 PM
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

Randi...trial and error.  But, Richard has made mee try harder!

June 15, 2009 12:10 AM
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Birds: "tweet tweet tweet...thanks for taking care of us little guys."

June 17, 2009 04:04 PM
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